Inaugural Southwest Job Fair to Connect Job Seekers and Employers in the Region (Orland Park, IL) — The Village of Orland Park, the Village of Tinley Park, Orland Township, and the Office of Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison are working together to bring the inaugural Southwest Job Fair, to be held January 11, 2024.
The Southwest Job Fair will be a one-day event held at The Orland Park Civic Center at 14750 S. Ravinia Ave. in Orland Park from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (11 a.m. for military veterans and 11:30 p.m. start for the general public.) With the goal of connecting talented individuals with local businesses, the fair will feature a wide range of industries, including healthcare, technology, retail, hospitality, and more.
“The event is a collaborative effort aimed at bridging the gap between job seekers and employers, fostering economic growth and opportunities within the Southwest suburban region,” said Orland Park Mayor Keith Pekau.
Job seekers of all experience levels and backgrounds are encouraged to attend.
Military veterans are extended a special invitation to the event. “We recognize the unique skills, dedication, and leadership that veterans bring to the workforce,” said Pekau. ”We will reserve the first half-hour of the event specifically for military veterans to ensure they have early access to resources and opportunities.”
The first 100 job seekers will receive a $10 e-gift card. All attendees will be entered into a drawing for twenty, $20 gas cards, 30 backpacks and four laptops. Professional headshots for digital download will be available free of charge for all job seekers.
“We are thrilled to co-host the Southwest Job Fair, bringing together job seekers and employers in our vibrant communities,” said Tinley Park Mayor Michael Glotz. “This event will serve as a platform for individuals to explore career opportunities, network with industry professionals, and gain valuable insights into the job market.”
The Southwest Job Fair will provide job seekers with the opportunity to meet face-to-face with hiring managers and company representatives from prominent local businesses. Attendees will have the chance to submit resumes, engage in on-the-spot interviews, and learn about available positions and career paths within various industries.
“We recognize the importance of supporting our local workforce and fostering economic development in the Southwest suburban region,” said Orland Township Supervisor Paul O’Grady. “By co-hosting the Southwest Job Fair, we aim to connect job seekers with employers, creating a win-win situation that benefits both individuals and businesses.”
In addition, attendees will have access to a variety of resources and workshops designed to enhance their job search skills. These workshops will cover topics such as resume writing, interview techniques, and professional networking strategies, providing valuable insights and guidance to job seekers.
“The Southwest Job Fair represents a collaborative effort to address the needs of our community and support local businesses,” said Cook County Commissioner Sean Morrison. “We are excited to bring together employers and job seekers, fostering economic growth and creating opportunities for individuals to thrive in their careers.”
To learn more about the Southwest Job Fair and register for the event, please visit swjobfair.com. Participation is free for both job seekers and employers, and pre-registration is strongly encouraged.
Inaugural Southwest Job Fair to Connect Job Seekers and Employers in the Region