Robin Kelly

04/15/2019 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/15/2019 15:27

Youth from Across Chicagoland and Kankakee County Attend Congresswoman Kelly’s Annual Youth Job Expo

Young job seekers from the City of Chicago, the South Suburbs and Kankakee County attended Congresswoman Robin Kelly's 6th annual Youth Job Expo Saturday at Rich South High School in Richton Park.

'We had the most far-ranging attendance ever for this year's Youth Job Expo,' Congresswoman Kelly said. 'Young people from the South Suburbs not only came out strong, we were happy to welcome job seekers from Chicago and Pembroke Township in Kankakee County. The job fair gave our youth the opportunity to talk with employers face-to-face, as well as reach out for assistance from youth agencies offering programs that can help them succeed.'

Young men and women between the ages of 16 and 23 applied for jobs and internships with employers such as Nike, Amazon, Delta Sonic Car Wash and nearly 50 other companies with active job openings. Organizations and agencies such as the YWCA and Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership also were there offering resources for future employment and job skills development. Prior to the Expo, Rep. Kelly sponsored a Job Readiness Workshop at Rich South High School to help young people prepare resumes and job interviews.

Congresswoman Kelly hosts youth job expos each spring to provide an opportunity for young people to apply for summer jobs, start their post-high school or post-college careers and find resources for future employment and work skill development.