Oakton, IDHS partner for March 7 job and career fair

(Feb. 23, 2018) Oakton Community College has joined forces with the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) for a job and career fair, 9 a.m. – noon Wednesday, March 7, in Rooms P103-104 at Oakton’s Skokie campus, 7701 N. Lincoln Ave.

“Job and career fairs are mutually beneficial events for our students, our business and industry partners, and our local community,” says Oakton Dean of Student Success Sebastian Contreras Jr. “Students get the opportunity to sharpen their job search and interview skills, our industry partners get the opportunity to market and interview for jobs they need filled and our community members get the opportunity to connect and engage with Oakton and local business partners.”

More than 40 companies and vocational organizations will be participating in the fair, including the following:

  • Acres Group
  • Anixter Center
  • Apex3/Premier Security
  • Bright Horizons
  • Caravel Autism Health
  • Champions - KinderCare
  • Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • Chicago Transit Authority (CTA)
  • ChildCare Careers
  • College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors
  • Employment and Employer Services, Inc.
  • ER Learning Centers LLC d.b.a. Eye Level Learning Center
  • Express Employment Professionals
  • First American Bank
  • First Student, Inc.
  • Glencoe Park District
  • Grecian Delight Foods
  • Heartland Alliance
  • Homewatch CareGivers
  • Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
  • Kensington School
  • Klein Tools
  • Lincolnwood Place
  • Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation
  • Manor Care of Northbrook
  • Medieval Times
  • Men’s Wearhouse
  • Net56, Inc.
  • Nike
  • Northbrook Park District
  • NorthShore University Health System
  • PACE
  • Per Se Group
  • Presence Health
  • Public Storage
  • Solano-DeCarrier d.b.a. McDonald’s
  • SpeedPro Imaging
  • The Sherwin-Williams Company
  • TierPoint LLC
  • Titan Security Services
  • Trinity Services Inc.
  • USIC Locating Services, LLC

“In the end, we hope that our students or community members are filling these jobs and that we’re supporting economic development within the local communities we serve,” adds Contreras. “As a community college, this is central to our mission and our strategic commitment to strengthening our relationships with the community.”

Oakton’s strategic plan, “Success Matters,” prioritizes making a positive impact on the community by deepening Oakton’s relationships with external organizations. These stronger connections with community leaders, community-based organizations, business and industry partners, and transfer institutions enhance the educational experiences of Oakton students.

For more information about the fair, please contact John Mitchell, IDHS, at 847-745-3269 or john.t.mitchell@illinois.gov.