Oakton Partners to Host Oct. 11 Health Care Hiring Event

(Sept. 30, 2019) Looking for a job in health care? 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 hiring event 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at the college’s Des Plaines campus, 1600 E. Golf Road, in Rooms 1604-1610. The free event is open to the public and early entry for veterans begins at 9:30 a.m.

“We are delighted once again to collaborate with U.S. Representatives Brad Schneider and Jan Schakowsky, National Able Network and IDES on this hiring event,” says Oakton Director of Workforce and Strategic Partnerships Ruben Howard II, Ph.D. “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 dozens of employers with career openings in positions at health care providers, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted-living, hospice providers, pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.

According to the United States Department of Labor, health care is among the fastest growing fields with more than 2.1 million new jobs predicted to be added to these occupations by 2024.

All candidates should dress professionally and bring résumés to distribute to employers.

Free workshops for attendees include “Tips for an Effective Job Search” at 10 a.m. and “How to Use LinkedIn in Your Job Search” at 11 a.m.

Employers and job seekers who plan to attend may register at http://bit.ly/2019healthcarehiringevent.

Oakton offers credentials in various health careers including nursing, basic nurse assistant training, medical laboratory technology, health information technology, phlebotomy, medical assistant and person-centered elder support.