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A job fair sponsored by the Chicago Urban League. (Credit: CBS)

Chicago Urban League Job Fair Draws Long Lines

We hear so much about the improving economy and that more people are working. In fact the national unemployment rate is 6.3 percent now, much lower than during the recession a few years ago.


(AP Graphic)

City Officials Waiting As Hundreds Show Up To Job-Fair Hoax

The hoax that claimed the city of Chicago would take applications for 10,000 summer jobs drew hundreds of job seekers to the Thompson Center downtown.


The fake job flyer (left) and the  the official One Summer Chicago (right)  (Credit: City of Chicago)

City Warns Of Bogus Flier Promising Thousands Of Summer Jobs

The City of Chicago is warning people to beware of a bogus flier that promises 10,000 summer jobs, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.


Mariano's Fresh Market

Mariano’s Hiring Staff For New Stores; Job Fairs This Week

As the Mariano’s grocery store chain expands in Chicago, its parent company says it plans to hire 2,500 workers to staff its new stores.


Job seekers wait in line outside Kennedy-King College, where the city of Chicago and its sister agencies were hosting a job fair on Nov. 9, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

First Ever City Job Fair Leaves Many Frustrated With Hiring Process

Thousands of people waited in line for hours Friday morning at Kennedy-King College, to attend a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago, but many of those people left upset, when they found out the job fair wasn’t quite what they were expecting.


(Scott Olson/Getty Images)

City To Hold Job Fair To Fill Vacant Positions

The City Of Chicago will hold a job fair on Friday to help fill hundreds of vacant city positions.


An IIT career fair Thursday attracted a high number of employers. (CBS)

Employers Jostle For Applicants At One Job Fair

CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker reports on which fields put the job-seekers in the driver’s seat.



GOP Congressmen: No Political Motive For Job Fair

Some suburban Republican congressmen staged a job fair Monday, but they were scoffing at political motives in this election year.

WBBM Newsradio–07/23/2012

100,000 Jobs Mission

Military veterans – get your résumés ready, because the 100,000 Jobs Mission is in Chicago today (Thursday, July 12.)


About 1,000 military veterans attended the "Hiring Our Heroes" job fair at the Hilton Chicago Hotel on March 28, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

Governor Hosts Jobs Fair For Veterans

Gov. Pat Quinn helped host a job fair for veterans at the Hilton Chicago hotel on Wednesday.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

The Park At Rosemont

Job Fair In Progress For New Venue In Rosemont

This is the second day of a three-day job fair in Rosemont, with dozens of jobs available.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012


Tinley Park Career Fair Draws Hundreds Seeking Jobs

About 200 to 300 job seekers showed up for a career fair in Tinley Park on Monday.

WBBM Newsradio–02/06/2012

Job Fair

Congressman Pushing Companies To Hire After Popular Job Fair

Three weeks after nearly 10,000 job seekers packed a job fair at Chicago State University, a congressman who sponsored the fair is telling the recruiters to make good on their promises to hire.

CBS 2–08/30/2011

Job Fair

Nearly 10,000 Attend Transportation Job Fair At Chicago State

With renewed worries about the economy in the wake of the downgrade of the nation’s credit rating, nearly 10,000 people showed up for a job fair hosted by Congressman bobby Rush on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

Unemployment Line

Daylong Job Fair In Munster, Ind.

If you’re looking for a job, Munster, Ind., is the place to be today.

WBBM Newsradio–07/15/2011

Michael Jordan Steakhouse

Job Fair For New Michael Jordan’s Steakhouse

Michael Jordan is opening a new steakhouse on the Magnificent Mile, and he’s looking for a few good employees.

CBS Chicago–06/21/2011

Casino Job Seekers

1,000 Jobs Coming To Des Plaines Casino

The new Rivers Casino is seeking to fill roughly 1,000 positions, from managers to restaurant personnel.

CBS Chicago–04/08/2011

Six Flags Great America

Six Flags Great America To Hold Job Fair

If you’re looking for a summer job, and amusement parks are up your alley, you’ll have an opportunity this weekend.

WBBM Newsradio–02/18/2011

Rev. Jesse Jackson

Rev. Jackson To Hold New Year’s Job Fair

The Rev. Jesse Jackson is on a mission to help create and provide jobs for the people of Illinois.

CBS Chicago–12/31/2010

Independent candidate for Illinois Governor, Scott Lee Cohen

Few Find Work At Gov. Candidate’s Job Fair

Martina Love had two words to describe the job fair hosted Tuesday by Scott Lee Cohen, the independent candidate for Illinois governor: “false advertisement.”