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Just Hire One Job Fair

Posted by wlpo on February 17, 2013

With unemployment high locally, a job fair should be a popular destination. The “Just Hire One” Job Fair is at the Southtowne Ottawa Mall 9 until noon Wednesday. Around 30 businesses, including Starved Rock Lodge, FedEx, OfficeMax, James Hardie, La Salle County Broadcasting and Illinois Valley Community College will interview potential employees. 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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