COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To help local residents struggling to find work, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, will host a free Job Fair in partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security at the Lewis and Clark Community College N.O. Nelson campus located at 600 Troy Rd. in Edwardsville on Thursday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to noon.
“Looking for a job online and in the newspaper is always a tough and tedious thing to do, so I wanted to give people an opportunity to see all of the potential employers face-to-face in one place at the same time,” Stuart said. “There are hardworking citizens in our district who want to work and have a job to provide for themselves and their families, and as their state Representative I want to give them every opportunity to do so.”
Stuart’s free job fair will feature local employers from the Greater St. Louis area. Job seekers will learn more about the application process for available positions and have an opportunity to speak one-on-one with local hiring officers. Attendees can bring copies of their resumes and advance registration to attend the fair is not required.
“The job search process can be daunting, especially for those who have been out of the job market for a long time,” Stuart said. “In Springfield, I am working to bring job creators to our community by opposing burdensome taxes on small and growing businesses, incentivizing companies that expand and hire here in Illinois, and cracking down on companies that accept state tax assistance only to move Illinois jobs out of state. I’m backing legislation requiring the state to prioritize the purchase of Illinois-made goods to help spur job growth in our region. When I’m back at home in my district, I will continue to host free events like this job fair to help connect local residents with the good-paying jobs they need to get ahead and support their families.”