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Organizers Report Record Attendance at Aurora Job Fair

Organizers say they saw record attendance at the Aurora Job Fair.

The Aurora Job Fair saw record attendance this year, with 459 job seekers attending to meet with more than 70 employers. That turnout came after employer registration filled to capacity faster than ever.

In collaboration with Representative Bill Foster, Illinois Department of Employment Security, City of Aurora, and Hollywood Casino, the college hosted the fair from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 25 at the Aurora Campus, 18 S. River St.

“We were surprised how quickly the employer registration and very pleased with how many people used the new option to register in advance,” said Julie Bechtold, Waubonsee Career Development Center Manager. She explained that the advance registration helped organizers to prepare for the event.

The employers who attended were hiring for internships, part-time and full-time positions. Registered employers included Grainger, Mariano’s, Butterball, Dukane Precast, Rush-Copley Medical Center and Peacock Engineering. Senator Linda Holmes was in attendance, as was Maria DeLeon, representing Congressman Bill Foster's Office.

The job fair was free and open to the public. The next job fair will take place April 8, 2016 at the Sugar Grove Campus. 

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