HCC to host 2017 Job Fair March 29 and 30

FREEPORT — The 2017 Highland Community Job Fair will be held on Wednesday, March 29, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 30, from 9 a.m. to noon. Current students, graduates and area residents seeking employment are all invited to attend. This free event is an excellent networking opportunity for job seekers, typically featuring more than 30 employers in northern Illinois.

The 2017 Job Fair will be held in the Newell Room, located on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center. Business casual attire is highly recommended at the Job Fair.

The following employers will be participating in this year's Job Fair:

Anpec Industries, Inc.Freeport School District #145  Pearl City Elevator, Inc.
Berner Food and BeverageGirl Scouts of Northern ILQPS Employment Group
Pinecrest CommunityGood Samaritan SocietyStephenson Nursing Center
Business Employment Skills Team  Grande Cheese Co.The Workforce Connection
Columbia College of MissouriHughes ResourcesU.S. Army
E. D. Etnyre & CoLena Living CenterVasayo
Everwell Business SolutionsManor Court of FreeportWesley Willows
Exchange CommunicationsMidwest Medical CenterWinnebago County Sheriff's Office
Fehr-Graham & AssociatesnonProfitTHRIVE
FHNParkview Home Freeport

Additional fair-related opportunities for job seekers include the following:

Job Fair Preparation Retreat, Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m.- noon, R 130
This 3-hour retreat will feature job fair tips and strategies re: personal presentation skills, building effective resumes and cover letters, and conclude with a resume and cover letter open lab, where Career Service staff will assist you with finalizing your resume and cover letter for the Job Fair. Register here. (Must create an account and log in to RSVP.)

Effective Strategies for the Job Seeker Wednesday, March 29, 6 p.m.-6:50 p.m.
Thursday, March 30, 10 a.m. -10:50 a.m.
Thursday, March 30, 11 a.m. - 11:50 a.m., H 210
Learn from community employers about best practices for landing a job in 2017. These panelists will answer your questions and offer expert advice, with a focus on effective resumes and cover letters, personal presentation skills, interviewing and job hunting.

Post Job Fair Retreat: What Now?
Saturday, April 1, 9 a.m.- noon, R 130
This 3-hour retreat will take place the week after the job fair and will focus on how to follow up on your leads received at the main event. Topics covered will include: how to complete online applications, social media no no's, and soft skill and interviewing technique development. Register here. (Must create an account and log in- to RSVP.)

All buildings are ADA accessible. Accommodations available if requested by March 13th by calling 815.599.3536

Go to for more information regarding all events!

For more information and vendor registration, go to, or call 815.599.3597 

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

Fax 815-235-6130

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