Patch talked to as many employers as possible at Congressman Dan Lipinski’s job fair last Friday at the Bridgeview Community Center.
Below is information on the jobs available (employers are hiring) and how to apply. We wish all of you the best of luck.
If you’re an employer and have a job to offer, email your listing to your local Patch editor and we’ll add it to the list.
Administrative and Executive Positions
Metra has numerous administrative and executive positions available, including secretarial, assistant conductor, chief audit and compliance officer, chief communications and marketing officer, information technology, financial accounting director, human resources, labor compliance specialist, legislative affairs administrator and train dispatcher training. View jobs on Metra’s website or call the Metra Job Hotline at 312-322-4070. Must submit a cover letter, resume and salary history to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Administration, Maintenance and Seasonal Jobs
Brookfield Zoo in LaGrange has 20 openings right now for full and part-time office, education, grounds, maintenance and animal works. The zoo will also be hiring 1,000 seasonal workers in February and March for the 2012 summer season. Must be 16 years of age to apply. For more information about available positions, call the Brookfield Zoo Job Hotline for recorded information at 708-688-8881. You can also email your cover letter and resume noting the Full Position Title and Requisition ID# in the subject line to: email@example.com.
Amtrak Midwest is looking for engineers, administrators, executive/management, conductors and trades jobs after the budget is approved by the end of the year. Create an account to apply for jobs, upload your resume/certification, check on applications and release your profile to Amtrak recruiters. Amtrak encourages applicants to visit the job site weekly. Visit the company website for more information.
Classroom and Online Faculty Instructors, Customer Service
New Horizons Great Lakes is looking for full-time distance learning, online and classroom instructors with backgrounds in information technology, applications (e.g. CISCO) and professional management. There is also an opening in customer service. New Horizons also offers professional training and certification for those looking to hone their technology skills. Apply online at the school’s website.
Food Service Managers and Crew
Burger King is looking for managers and crew workers at its Chicago-area restaurants. The company offers paid training, health insurance, 401(k), paid vacations and holidays, and a company bonus program. Visit the Heartland Food Corporation website to learn more and apply online.
High-Tech Industrial Manufacturing
Meyer Tool and Manufacturing in Oak Lawn is looking for an experienced welder and machinist. Two entry-level positions are also available. View the full job listings on the company’s website. Send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructors, Maintenance, Administrative Support and Custodians
Employment & Employer Services, Inc. is a federally funded job placement program. The agency offers free job placing services for job seekers. Currently, EES is looking to fill a variety of manufacturing positions, including assemblers, machinists, electrical/mechanical/maintenance technicians, forklift drivers and customer service. For more information, send a resume to email@example.com or fax it to 708-222-6798.
Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Ind., has 16 adjunct online faculty positions available in the areas of divinity, criminal justice, business, human resources and health care. Must have a master’s degree. Online instructors need not live in Indiana. To view jobs and apply online visit the university’s website.
Securitas Security Services USA, Inc. is currently hiring full-time unarmed security officers in the Chicago area. Visit the company website to apply online.
Seasonal Retail Workers
Kmart is hiring seasonal help for the holidays, with the possibility of jobs becoming permanent. All of area Kmarts are hiring for the holidays. Apply online through the store’s parent company Sears Holding Company.
Tow Truck Drivers
E&R Towing Co. is currently looking for seasonal tow-truck and plow drivers this winter. Download the application and deliver it in person to the general manager or operations manager at its Aurora, Markham or Chicago Heights locations.
- Schneider Trucking has immediate openings for truck drivers with six months of experience or entry-level drivers right out of trucking school. CDL is required. Jobs pay up to $38,000 to $44,000 annually with benefits. Apply online on the company website.
- Roadco Transportation Company in Cicero is in need of truck drivers with a CDL and a decent driving record. For more information call 708-863-0022.
- The May Trucking Company is looking for entry-level truck drivers at its new facility in Gary, Ind., that is opening at the end of the year. The company provides paid training and competitive wages. Visit the company website for more information and to apply online.