Job Fair

What should have been a promising event for attendees of a job fair in Peoria was overshadowed by the grim reality facing Illinois.

Goodwill Industries of Central Illinois is hosting a two-day job readiness event that offers free resume help, haircuts, workshops and veteran’s assistance.

Illinois Congresswoman Cheri Bustos made an appearance at the fair to encourage those struggling to find work.

Like many press conferences this past year, the conversation shifted to the budget debacle.

Bradley hosts Career and Public Service Expo

Apr 8, 2015

Bradley University students interested in pursuing a career in Public Service can meet with potential employers Thursday.  

Prison parolees attend state sponsored job fair

Jun 10, 2014

In Illinois, twenty-five-thousand men and women are released from state prisons each year. Ideally, that means twenty-five-thousand people entering the job market. Illinois already has higher-than-average unemployment, and a criminal record can make it even harder to find work. That's why the Illinois Department of Corrections is trying to lend a hand to ex-offenders through a series of specialized events. Illinois Public Radio's Hannah Meisel attended one Tuesday in Springfield.

Volunteers shepherd 300 ex-offenders around to dozens of booths at a building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds, all of which are here to help them get to their ultimate goal: employment. This event is known as the "Summit of Hope," one of eight such events around the state planned for this year.