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Metro East Chamber Employer Invitation Letter


Dear Employer:

We know many businesses are short-handed. We would like to help you with recruiting! The Metro East Regional Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department – Workforce Development Group, is hosting a virtual job fair on Wednesday, July 7, 2021 and Thursday, July 8, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. each day and registration is FREE.

The virtual job fair will be via Illinois workNet and the virtual job fair platform they have established. Due to the virtual platform, we will need to limit this to 10 employers each day. This Job Fair is limited to employers with hourly or salary positions (preferably W-2 employers). If the demand grows to greater than 10 for each day, we will look in to setting up additional events at a later date to supplement this event.

Here’s how this is done – Interested employers establish a virtual job fair booth on Illinois workNet (see the attached instructions). On the day of the event, via Zoom, each employer will get a specified amount of time (approximately 10 minutes) to present about the business, positions available, and give instructions for applying for the available positions. Prior to the event, job seekers will be able to register to join in to hear your presentation and ask questions. Illinois workNet will record the event and within 24 hours have it archived on your virtual job fair booth. If a job seeker was not able to attend during event hours, the recording is available to gain the information presented. Once the virtual job fair booth is established, it remains on Illinois workNet for as long as you desire. At a later date, you can have your own individual event, if you would like.

We will promote the virtual job fair through a variety of social media and electronic formats to attract many qualified job-ready applicants. Illinois workNet will establish an Event Brite registration for job seeker participation.

To reserve a space for this event, please follow the attached instructions to complete your virtual job fair booth as soon as possible. Once you have created the job fair booth, please contact Cindy Layman directly at (618) 825-3254 or cynthia.layman@co.st-clair.il.us so Illinois workNet can be notified of your participation in this event. Also, please indicate which day you want to participate. Do not miss this opportunity to reach prospective employment candidates – from hourly wage earners to college graduates – at no cost to you! This IS a first come, first serve opportunity. BOTH steps must occur to be in the event.