“I moved back to Chicago recently. I don’t have a job right now. I was about to give up hospitality,” said Rollins, in the southern suburb of Matteson.
On Wednesday, however, her dad heard about a downtown job fair focused on the hospitality industry. She took the opportunity.
“This will be a great motivator for me to start my new Chicago life!” she exclaimed after completing a round of interviews.
The Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association helped organize Wednesday’s event. With more than 200 jobs available now and wages starting at $20 an hour or more, benefits are also possible, the group’s presidents say.
Michael Jacobson, president & CEO of Illinois Hotel & Lodging Association, said: “Healthcare, paid time off, 401K contributions. It’s been a really great career from Day One, but you There are also incredible advancement opportunities.”
About 20 hotels participated in Wednesday’s event, looking for guest service representatives, front desk staff, room service staff, chefs, service staff, executive chefs, security staff , the server, even the manager.
This is the latest job fair opportunity in Chicago and a bigger one is coming, starting in August.
Job seekers can also find work at Hire Chicago. The five-week event runs from August 2 to September 2. Each week will focus on a different industry, including manufacturing; hotel, tourism and culinary services; transportation, distribution and logistics; health care; And technology.
People who are looking for work can go directly to the site – HireChi Chicago2021.org – and sign up. Employers are also encouraged to register for the event.
“Hire Chicago is all about high paying work and it really is about thinking about the things you are passionate about, the skills you have, and turning those things into a career,” said Karin Norington-Reaves of HireChi Chicago2021.org. career,” says Karin Norington-Reaves of HireChi Chicago2021.org.
For Laryssa Rollins in the southern suburb of Matteson, she is celebrating three job offers following Wednesday’s event, held at Swissotel Chicago on East Wacker Drive. Her job offers include two supervisory positions.
“This just gives me more hope,” Rollins said. “I got a supervisor position at a luxury hotel, so I’m very happy….this is a blessing.”
For more career resources in Chicago, visit Hunting for a job Page.
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