COLLINSVILLE, Ill. – To help connect local employers and job seekers, state Rep. Katie Stuart, D-Edwardsville, hosted a Community Job Fair at the N.O. Nelson Campus of Lewis and Clark Community College. With over three dozen employers in attendance, people in search of jobs were able to receive face-to-face time with members of each company.
“I appreciate all the employers who came and provided an opportunity to folks who are looking to enter the workforce or make a career change. We had a diverse group with a mix of opportunities for job seekers,” said Stuart. “I am hopeful for the attendees who told me they left with good leads and some follow-up interviews already scheduled.”
In addition to hosting job fairs and other events to help local residents find work, Stuart sponsored legislation to require the state to prioritize locally-made products in purchasing decisions to invest in Illinois jobs. To encourage companies to create new jobs in the state instead of overseas, she also sponsored legislation requiring companies that take state tax breaks to pay back the cost of their taxpayer-funded incentive if they move jobs out of Illinois.
“As I visit constituents at their doors, I continue to hear from residents who are looking for opportunities for good paying jobs they can support their families with. I’ve visited some local businesses and learned they struggle to find qualified candidates for positions they need to fill,” continued Stuart. “Face-to-face contact at an event like a Job Fair can help both the employer and prospective employee determine if they are a good fit.”
Pictured: State Rep. Katie Stuart’s Community Job Fair and Lewis and Clark Community College connected job seekers with local employers.
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