American Legion/Elgin Development Group Host Vets Job Fair

  • August 24, 2017
  • Carol Gieske

American Legion/Elgin Development Group Host Vets Job Fair
American Legion Post 57 and The Elgin Development Group with its workforce partners are hosting a Veterans job fair on Friday, August 24 from 10 a.m. to noon. Post 57 is located at 820 N. Liberty St. in Elgin.

Don Sleeman, Post Adjutant, wanted to include a job fair as part of the Vets resource event the American Legion conducts on the fourth Friday of the month. Don reached out to the EDG to arrange the job fair, the first to be held at the Post.

The job fair is considered a pilot program and will be scaled up if proven to be of value to veterans and employees. Four employers, interested in hiring vets and with available openings were selected to participate in the initial job fair. The companies are seeking to hire vets for warehouse operations, general labor, machine and CNC operations, production, and other positions.

Helping vets with resumes, job searches and workforce programs will be representatives from the Gail Borden Public Library, Elgin Community College, Kane County and Illinois Department of Employment Security.