Finding employment in today’s economy can be tough, but many found relief at the annual veteran’s job fair hosted, in part, by Congresswoman Judy Biggert.
More than 1,000 people came to the event in Romeoville to network with employers, develop their resumes and prepare for future interviews.
Job seekers also attended workshops for resume writing and interviewing.
Many say the event gave them hope.
“It’s definitely been a good learning experience- getting a little confident, learning what to say and everything. And just feeling a little more confident that you can actually do this,” said job seeker Neenah Stepanek.
Planning for the event began months, but the organizers heard positive feedback right away.
“They’ve told me that they were very impressed by the number of employers we have, the diversity of the employers that are representing here today,”said Veterans Employment Representative Achklei Wilson. “I think that was the goal- to have something that the job seeker can see. Something more than just some of the things they are accustomed to seeing.”
The morning session was focused on helping veterans while the afternoon was open to everyone.
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