DECATUR, Ill. – To help connect job-seekers with local employers, state Rep. Sue Scherer, D-Decatur,
is partnering with Workforce Investment Solutions to host a free job fair on Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Decatur.
“One of my top priorities as a state representative is helping connect job-seekers in our area with employment opportunities,” said Scherer. “I would encourage anyone who is unemployed, looking to change careers, or just curious about the opportunities available to attend this free job fair.”
This event is free and open to the public. Local businesses and other employment experts will be on hand to distribute applications, accept resumes and provide additional information on programs for the unemployed and underemployed. With many employers already registered, space is filling up fast. Businesses still wishing to have a booth at the fair should contact Workforce Investment Solutions at 217 875-8753 as soon as possible.
Who: State Rep. Sue Scherer and Workforce Investment Solutions
What: Free job fair for employers and job seekers
When: Wednesday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Where: Decatur Knights of Columbus Hall (520 E. North St.)
Prior to the fair, job-seekers are encouraged to attend a “Tips for Attending a Job Fair” workshop on either Aug. 9 or Aug. 16 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Illinois workNet Center, located at 757 W. Pershing Road in Decatur. For more information about additional workshops, please call 217-875-8751.
“It’s important that job-seekers are fully prepared to make the most of their time with local employers, and these workshops are a great opportunity to learn about what to bring and what to expect,” said Scherer. “I am grateful to the dedicated professionals at Workforce Investment Solutions for the resources they provide, and I appreciate this opportunity to partner with them to assist members of our community.”
More information about the job fair can be obtained by calling Representative Scherer’s constituent service office at 217-877-9636.