State to Host Job Fair to Link People with Disabilities and Local Employers

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Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services to showcase services

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS), Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) will host a Career/Job Fair and Disabilities Expo on Wednesday, October 19 from 1-4 p.m. The fair will be held at the Orr Building on the Illinois State Fairgrounds in Springfield. Several local employers will be there to take applications and perform on-the-spot interviews. Representatives from local universities, colleges and vocational schools will be available to discuss other educational and career options.

"This is a great opportunity for people with disabilities to be successful in the job market or explore the possibility of a career change," said Kristine Smith, acting director of DRS. "Interested job applicants should bring several copies of an up-to-date resume and show up dressed for success."

The general public (with or without disabilities) is invited. The Springfield DRS office will showcase the services that are available to people with disabilities in Illinois. Current customers are invited and there will also be counselors available to take referrals for individuals who feel that they might qualify for DRS assistance or services. DORS counselors will also be available to discuss Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Traumatic Brain Injury Program, Home Services and Blind Services.

Other state agencies participating in the Career/Job Fair and Disabilities Expo include the Illinois Department on Aging, Illinois Department of Central Management Services, Illinois Department of Employment Security and Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs.

The following is a list of participants. For more information about the Career/Job Fair and Disabilities Expo, please call (217) 782-4830 or visit Springfield Job/Career Fair and Disabilities Expo.

  • Adecco Personnel Services
  • American Red Cross
  • Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland
  • Avon Products
  • Beach Body
  • Beauty Control Consultants
  • Benedictine University at Springfield
  • Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services
  • Camelot Care Centers
  • Cargill Solutions
  • Central Illinois Community Blood Center
  • Clear Point Credit Counseling
  • Close to My Heart Scrapbooking
  • Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities
  • Cookie Lee Jewelry
  • County Market
  • Discovery Toys
  • Dove Chocolates
  • Familia Dental
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons - Pekin
  • Hope Institute
  • Illinois Assistive Technology Program
  • IL Dept. of Central Management Services
  • IL Dept. of Employment Security
  • IL Dept. of Human Services
  • IL Dept. of Public Health
  • IL Dept. of Veterans' Affairs
  • IL Dept. on Aging
  • Just Jewelry
  • Kelly Services
  • Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries
  • Lewis Memorial Christian Village
  • LEAD Innovative Technologies
  • Lincoln Land Community College
  • Lister Family Chiropractic
  • MacMurray College
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics
  • Miche Bag
  • Modern Woodmen Fraternal Financial
  • Omega Healthcare
  • Pampered Chef
  • Personal Mobility
  • Prudential Financial Services
  • Qivana Health and Wellness
  • Quincy University
  • Ronald McDonald House
  • Scentsy
  • Securitas Security
  • Senior Health Insurance Program (S.H.I.P
  • Sojourn Shelter and Services
  • Southern Bus and Mobility
  • SPARC - Springfield ARC
  • Springfield Center for Independent Living
  • Springfield Health Check
  • St. John's Hospital
  • The Standing Wheelchair Company
  • Thirty-One Gifts
  • Triangle Center
  • Tupperware
  • United Access
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Land of Lincoln
  • University of Illinois - Springfield
  • University of Spa & Cosmetology
  • Uppercase Living
  • U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
  • Walgreens
  • Western and Southern Life Insurance