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Northwestern College Seeks Employers/Businesses for Upcoming Career Fair

Interested job seekers fill Northwestern College’s halls to speak with potential employers at past Career Fairs hosted at the Bridgeview and Chicago (Jefferson Park) Campuses. Interested employers are now sought for the College’s 2014 Career Fair.
Interested job seekers fill Northwestern College’s halls to speak with potential employers at past Career Fairs hosted at the Bridgeview and Chicago (Jefferson Park) Campuses. Interested employers are now sought for the College’s 2014 Career Fair.

[Bridgeview and Chicago-Jefferson Park, IL]  Northwestern College’s Bridgeview and Chicago Campuses will be hosting career fairs for students, graduates, and the community onThursday, May 15 from 9:30 a.m. until 12:00 Noon.  The College is currently seeking additional businesses that are interested in participating at each of its campuses.  The BridgeviewCampus Career Fair will take place at 7725 S. Harlem Avenue while theChicago Campus event will be held simultaneously at 4811 N. Milwaukee Avenue in the Jefferson Park neighborhood. With the unemployment rate continuing to remain high, Northwestern College believes it is imperative to do everything it can to assist its students – and members of the community - in obtaining employment.

Companies looking to hire new employees or seeking an opportunity to showcase their businesses can register their organization and someone from Northwestern College’s Office of Career Development will contact them with further details. Registration forms as well as additional information can be obtained at http://www.northwesterncollege.edu/careerfair2014.

Participation in the Northwestern College Career Fairs provides businesses and employers with the opportunity to meet many diverse candidates under one roof and interview them on the spot.  It allows them to raise their company’s visibility throughout the college and local community as well as to solicit employees without the expense of advertising.  Both campus locations maintain plenty of free parking and tables, tablecloths and signs are provided.

Registration fees for interested businesses are $75 for first-time participants.  Discounted rates of $50 per location are available if the company is a previous Career Fair participant, a Chamber of Commerce member, or if the Company will be sending representatives to both campus locations.

The Northwestern College Career Fairs are open to the public and free to attend.  Job seekers from within the College as well as from the general public are highly encouraged to attend.  Participants are encouraged to dress professionally and to bring plenty of resumes to distribute to employers in attendance at the event.

Last year approximately 500 job seekers attended the two 2013 events held at the Bridgeview and Chicago campuses, including students, alumni, and members of the public.  Approximately 25 employers and recruiters participated at each campus. Employers participating included hotels, department stores, federal and state government agencies, healthcare providers, staffing agencies, colleges and universities, multiple massage therapy firms, insurance agencies, military branches, banks, and assorted local businesses within the campus communities.

 

About Northwestern College:

Northwestern College (NC) is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, http://www.ncahlc.org.  The college offers focused career-oriented associate degree and certificate programs with flexible schedules and a supportive faculty. Day, evening, weekend, online classes and online programs are available. More information can be found at www.northwesterncollege.edu or by calling toll-free (888) 205-2283.

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