Springfield Job/Career Fair and Disabilities Expo

10/10/2012 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Richard Orr Building, Illinois State Fairgrounds, Springfield, IL

Join Us!

The Division of Rehabilitation Services is proud to invite one and all to a Job/Career Fair and Disabilities Expo showcasing services available to people with disabilities in Central Illinois.

  • Open to the General Public!
  • Over 75 Employers, Educational Institutions, and Support Agencies!
  • NEW special section for Home-Based Businesses!
  • We will also be offering another new section for Volunteer Opportunities.
  • Customers of the Department of Human Services are strongly encouraged to attend.
  • We would also like to extend a special invitation to our Esteemed Military Veterans.
  • Come "dressed for success" and bring several copies of your up-to-date résumé.
  • The Sangamon County Elections Office will be on hand  to demonstrate the Accessible Voting Machines.
  • The Central Illinois Community Bloodmobile will be on site and is accepting Blood Donations

ATTENTION JOB SEEKERS: Although we are hoping that everyone has ample opportunity to obtain job leads, please be advised that this is not only a job fair, so we are asking that you not become upset when talking to the vendors who are not offering employment.

Getting There:

Enter Illinois State Fairgrounds Gate 9. Plenty of Free Public Parking is available.

A Shuttle bus will be available to transport any and all attendees from the SMTD bus Stop at 8th and Sangamon Avenue to the Orr building and will return to the stop approximately 10 minutes prior to the arrival of each SMTD bus between 11:45am - 4:00pm. Persons utilizing public transportation should board the "North 5th Street" bus at the Downtown Transfer Center at 5th and Capitol and get off at 8th and Sangamon.

Persons requiring reasonable accommodations should contact us in advance

If you have any questions please call Herb Earl at (217) 782-4830, TTY 1-888-440-8990, or Email: Herbert.Earl@illinois.gov

Employers and Exhibitors:

The following employers and exhibitors have confirmed their attendance:

  • Illinois Department of Human Services Division of Rehabilitation Services
    • Vocational Rehabilitation
    • Home Services Program
    • Traumatic Brain Injury Program
    • Client Assistance Program
    • Division of Recruitment and Selection
    • Bureau of Accessibility and Job Accommodation
  • Illinois Department of Central Management Services
    • Disabled Workers Program
    • EEO/AA Office
  • Illinois Department of Employment Security
    • Illinois Work Net
  • Illinois Department of Human Rights - Interagency Committee on Employees with Disabilities
  • Illinois Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Illinois Department of Agriculture
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons - Pekin
  • Federal Bureau of Investigation
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Benedictine University at Springfield
  • University of Illinois Springfield
    • Human Resources Office
  • Lincoln Land Community College
    • Special Needs Office
    • Admissions/Marketing Office
    • Truck Driving School
    • Human Resources Office
  • The College Network


  • Land of Lincoln Goodwill Industries
  • Triangle Center
  • Walgreens
  • Primerica Financial Services - Vira Williams
  • Bethesda Lutheran Homes and Services
  • The Hope Institute
  • County Market
  • Epilepsy Resourse Center -Job Placement Program
  • Family Guidance Centers @ Triangle Center
  • Securitas Security
  • Western and Southern Life Insurance
  • Springfield Center for Independent Living
  • St. John's Hospital
  • SIU School of Medicine
  • Cast Industries
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • Physicians Mutual Insurance
  • Springfield Clinic
  • Midwest Family Broadcasting
  • Windy City Call Center
  • Unique Personnel
  • Christian County Mental Health
  • Camelot Care Centers
  • Illinois Educators Credit Unit
  • SPARC Supported Employment
  • Omega Healthcare
  • Liberty Tax Service

Home Based Business Section

  • Discovery Toys - Mary Ann Nelson
  • Close to My Heart Scrapbooking - Jody Lewis
  • Dove Chocolates - Rhonda Hamilton
  • Thirty-One Gifts - Amanda Shamhart
  • Scentsy Products - Paula Mitchell
  • Avon Products - Tammy Lackland
  • Beauticontrol Consultants - Iris Gragg
  • Mary Kay Cosmetics - Sarah Beauchamp
  • Beach Body - Jason Washam
  • Tupperware - Terri Lee
  • Organo Coffee - Daniel Burgess
  • Vemma Products - Robb Sitton
  • Reliv Products - Will Summers
  • Tastefully Simple - Dara Bose

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Central Illinois Community Blood Center
  • Mini Obeirne Crisis Nursery
  • Center for Economic Progress
  • Family Service Center
  • Memorial Home Services
  • Springfield Urban League

"Disabilities Expo"

This section is dedicated to people with disabilities and those that are caretakers for them. It will offer Services, Products and Equipment to help them to live their lives Independently:

  • United Access
  • Personal Mobility
  • Area Agency on Aging for Lincolnland
  • Illinois Assistive Technology Program
  • SPARC - Springfield ARC
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Lincoln Land
  • Central Illinois Community Blood Center
  • Lister Family Chiropractric
  • Lincolnland Stroke Support Network
  • Ed Vitu Vision Technologies
  • Memorial Home Services
  • Dunphy Chiropractic and Wellness Center
  • Familia Dental 

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