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Highland Community College hosts annual Job Fair

FREEPORT – The 2012 Highland Community College Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, April 11, and Thursday, April 12. Current students, graduates, and area residents seeking employment are all invited to attend. This free event is an excellent networking opportunity for job seekers, featuring businesses from northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

The 2012 Job Fair will be held in the Newell Room, located on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center on the HCC campus.

The following employers will be attending the 2012 Job Fair: Berner Food & Beverage, Columbia College, Comfort Keepers, CNA First, Frances House Inc., Freeport School District #145, Furst Staffing, Highland Community College, Hughes Resources, Liberty Village of Freeport/Freeport Rehab & HC, IDHS.(Div. of Rehab. Services), IL Department of Employment Security, FHN, Manpower, Lena Living Center, Liberty Village, Medina Manor Nursing Center, MetLife Auto & Home, Monroe Clinic, Oak Ridge Ranch Amusements, Inc., Partners for Employment, Premier CDL Training, RX Tech Prep, Spirit CDL Training Corporation, Stephenson Nursing Center, Thin and Healthy's Total Solution, Titan Tire Corporation, Star Manufacturing, Willowglen Academy, and WREX-TV.

The 2012 Job Fair will be held in the Newell Room, located on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center on the HCC campus.

  • Wednesday, April 11: 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 12: 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Employment Forums
Employment Forums will feature community guest speakers who will provide tips and strategies for a successful job search. These panelists will answer your questions and offer expert advice. These discussions will focus on effective resumes and cover letters, personal presentation skills, interviewing and job hunting.

"Best Practices: Effective Strategies for Your Job Hunt"
  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m., Wednesday, April 11
  • 9:30 a.m. – 10:20 a.m., Thursday, April 12
  • 10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m., Thursday, April 12
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m., Thursday, April 12

Resume Critiquing
Bring a copy of your resume to receive free advice from "seasoned" resume critics. If you need assistance developing a resume, please inquire about appointments for this service. To register, call Theresa Kepner at 815.599.3678.

Students and the public are encouraged to make an strong first impression at the Job Fair and to present a polished resume to potential employers. The HCC Career Center, located on the first floor of the Student/Conference Center (H-108), is available to advise job seekers on how to best prepare for the event. The Career Center also has informative literature on resume development, interviewing techniques, and job-hunting strategies.

To request special accommodations for individuals with disabilities, call 815.599.3678 by Friday, April 6.

Businesses' registration
Local businesses are welcome to showcase their employment opportunities at the 2012 Job Fair by registering with HCC Career Services at 815.599.3536. Business registration forms are available here. Deadline is Friday, March 30.

For more information regarding the 2012 Job Fair, please contact Theresa Kepner at 815.599.3678.

2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032-9341

Fax 815-235-6130

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