Olsen Jobs Fair Results in Job Offers for 124 Area Residents

More than 500 job seekers attended a free jobs fair last week hosted by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), State Representative David S. Olsen (R-Downers Grove) and State Senator John Curran (R-Downers Grove). The event, held at CORE Fitness in Lemont, was the third annual jobs fair hosted by lawmakers in the area.

“The turnout exceeded all expectations, and many attending left the event with a job offer in hand,” said Olsen. “With employment numbers in Illinois still lagging behind neighboring states, I am extremely pleased that we were able to facilitate a process that helped put many residents back to work.”

Preliminary data indicates that nearly 1,000 resumes were distributed at the fair, 206 interviews were held on-site and an additional 123 interviews were scheduled for future dates. Of the interviews held at the fair, job offers were extended to 124 individuals.

“Events like these are a great way to bring employers and those who want to work together under one roof,” Olsen said. “I am encouraged to know so many people left with great prospects for future employment.”

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