Oakton Hosts Part-time Job Fair Sept. 19

(Sept. 7, 2018) Bring a resume and attend Oakton Community College’s part-time job fair 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19, on Student Street at the Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road. Sponsored by Oakton’s Career and Transfer Center, the job fair is free and open to the public.

“Job 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 businesses are scheduled to participate in the fair, including the following:

  • Belmont Bank & Trust
  • Big Blue Swim School
  • Bright Horizons
  • Brookdale Senior Living
  • Caravel Autism Health
  • Casey Automotive
  • College Nannies, Sitters + Tutors
  • Dayton Freight Lines
  • The Dump Furniture Outlet
  • FedEx Ground
  • Georgia Nut Company
  • Goldfish Swim School of Park Ridge
  • JCC Chicago
  • Laser Quest
  • Levin Associates
  • Marriott Lincolnshire Resort
  • McGaw YMCA
  • Mount Prospect Park District
  • Net56, Inc.
  • NorthShore University HealthSystem
  • Overtime Athletics - Chicago
  • Park District of Highland Park
  • Physicians Immediate Care
  • Potbelly Sandwich Shop
  • Rivers Casino
  • Sears
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Solano-DeCarrier d.b.a. McDonald’s
  • Speedway LLC
  • SportsKids Inc.
  • Sherwin-Williams Company
  • Trinity Services. Inc.
  • Winnetka Youth Organization
  • Woodward. Inc.
  • YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago

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, call 847.635.1735.