Oakton partners to host Oct. 16 health care hiring event

(Oct. 11, 2017) Oakton Community College is joining with U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider and Jan Schakowsky, National Able Network and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) for a health care hiring event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Oct, 16, at the college’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave., in Room P103-104. The free event is open to the public and early entry for veterans begins at 9:30 a.m.

“We are once again pleased to collaborate with our U.S. representatives, National Able Network and IDES on this hiring event,” said Oakton Associate Vice President for Continuing Education, Training and Workforce Development Colette Hands. “The event is consistent with Oakton’s commitment to workforce and economic development in our communities by connecting job seekers to opportunities that advance or enhance their career.”

The hiring event will feature more than 30 employers with career openings in positions at health care providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living, hospice providers, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.

“At a time when American families are in serious need of good jobs that pay living wages and offer the right benefits, I’m proud to help put on this important fair,” Schakowsky says. “By matching job seekers to businesses, we can improve families’ well-being, help our economy grow and strengthen our community. I hope that constituents will take advantage of this chance to find out more about job openings in health care field.”

The following businesses are scheduled to participate:

  • Abcor Home Health
  • Access Community Health Network
  • Advocate Health Care
  • Aerotek
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Arden Courts of Northbrook
  • BrightStar Care North Suburban
  • Captain James A Lovell FHCC
  • Clearbrook
  • Covenant Retirement Communities
  • CVS Health
  • DeliverCareRx Pharmacy, LLC
  • Elite Care Management
  • First Institute
  • Fresenius Kabi US
  • HCSC / Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Help at Home
  • Homewatch CareGivers Northshore
  • JASC (Japanese American Service Committee)
  • Legacy Healthcare
  • LifeStyle Options, Inc.
  • Lutheran Social Services of Illinois
  • Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation
  • Pharma Logistics
  • Presbyterian Homes- The Moorings
  • Presence Health
  • USA Vein Clinics
  • We Care Senior Home Care

“One of my top priorities in Congress is creating jobs and promoting a growing economy that raises the standard of living for all Americans,” adds Schneider. “I’m very excited to continue that work with this event to help connect constituents seeking jobs with great local employers in the health care sector. I’d like to thank our hosts at Oakton Community College, Rep. Schakowsky and partners at National Able and Illinois Department of Employment Security for their work to make this hiring event possible.”

Free workshops for attendees include “How to Network at a Hiring Event” at 9 a.m. and “How to Use LinkedIn in Your Job Search” at 11 a.m.  Job seekers who plan to attend may register at https://goo.gl/DF6yas.