Community job fair
Local nonprofit KidsMatter and the Naperville Park District have teamed up for their annual Community Job Fair. “Our whole goal at KidsMatter is to encourage young people who say“ no ”to destructive decisions and“ yes ”to their endless possibilities. And one of the endless possibilities is to connect it to the world of work, ”said Nina Meanis, CEO and Executive Director of KidsMatter.
The one stop shop had over 30 local companies on hand to answer questions and help people with their requests. The companies at the fair wanted to offer seasonal, part-time and full-time positions. The event also provided help with writing résumés and interview interviews.
Companies and organizations
While the aim of the job fair was to connect individuals with a job, it was also a way to help companies and organizations find new employees. “We try different ways to get students and really adults of all ages into the park district. So this is just one way to get the word out and get applicants to meet with some of our employees. ”- Brad Wilson, Naperville Park Borough.
At the event, Rep. Janet Yang Rohr presented KidsMatter with a House of Representatives resolution for their work in the community. From February, KidsMatter will start its Career Pathways program, which connects high school juniors and seniors with working people.
Aysha Ashley Househ reported on Naperville News 17.
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