SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – House Speaker Emanuel “Chris” Welch is excited to announce that more than 500 resumes were collected at the first ever Open House Job Fair held at the Illinois State Capitol on Tuesday. Multiple applications were submitted for each of the open positions and interviews are in the process of being scheduled.
“This job fair was all about attracting the best and the brightest, but it was also about opening our doors to those who may not have always felt like they had a place working in Illinois government and politics,” said Speaker Welch. “I’ve fought hard for diversity and equity inclusion my entire career and that is something I’ll continue to advocate for in my position as Speaker. I want to thank the staff that made this event possible and worked hard to ensure a diverse group of qualified job seekers from across this state applied for these open positions.”
Nearly 100 applicants attended the in-person event at the Capitol, traveling from all corners of the state. They were able to meet with Speaker Welch and other members of the House Democratic staff. Applicants ranged in age from young college students to retirees looking to reenter the workforce. In addition to the in-person event, 100 people registered for the virtual option.
“We’re a growing staff and it’s important that we are doing everything we can to recruit a diverse staff that reflects our state and can help our caucus and our office take the work we’re doing out to the next level,” said Tiffany Moy, Chief of Staff. “There is nowhere else in this state where you can get the experience that you will get working on House Democratic Staff. You come out of this experience with a skillset that nobody else in this state, nobody else in this country has, and that’s invaluable.”
If anyone would still like to apply for the open positions, they can do so at https://ilhousedems.com/employment/.
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