SOUTH HOLLAND | Thornton Township and South Suburban College will host their annual job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday at SSC's Fitness Center, 15800 S. State St.
Thornton Township Supervisor Frank M. Zuccarelli is trying to ease the unemployment crisis by sponsoring annual job fairs attempting to link people seeking employment with employers seeking new talent.
Thornton Township has hired more than 100 youth for its lawn care program and 80 young people for its summer enrichment program. This year Thornton Township will partner with the following municipalities to ensure their residents find employment: the village of Thornton, President Robert Kolosh; village of Burnham, President Robert E. Polk; city of Calumet City, Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush; city of Harvey, Mayor Eric Kellogg; village of Dixmoor, President Dorothy Armstrong; village of Lansing, President Norm Abbott; city of Markham, Mayor David Webb; village of Phoenix, President Terry Wells; village of Riverdale, President Lawrence Jackson; village of South Holland, President Don A. De Graff; village of Hazel Crest, President Vernard L. Alsberry; and village of Dolton, President Riley Rogers.
These municipalities are making a special effort in putting their resources together to get residents back to work.
Representatives from more than 75 companies — including financial institutions and small businesses — will be in attendance Tuesday accepting employment applications, resumes and conducting initial interviews. Job seekers should bring several copies of their resumes. Business attire required.