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Big Job Fair Shaping Up In Ottawa

Posted by wlpo on February 13, 2013

With unemployment still high in the Illinois Valley, a job fair next Wednesday should be a popular destination.

The “Just Hire One” Job Fair is happening at the Southtowne Ottawa Mall next Wednesday from 9 until noon.  Around 30 businesses are signed up to interview potential employees including Starved Rock Lodge, FedEx, OfficeMax, James Hardie, La Salle County Broadcasting and Illinois Valley Community College.

Officials with area chambers of commerce, employment teams like NCI Works and BEST, Inc. and the La Salle County Board are backing the new employment effort called “Just Hire One”.  Pam Furlan with BEST, or Business Employment Skills Team says if every business in La Salle County with at least 10 workers hires one more, the county’s jobless rate would fall by over a one percent.

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