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Attention Employers and Job Seekers!!

The Jobs Plus '14 Job Fair will be held on Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 1pm to 5pm at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville, IL. Jobs Plus has been a successful regional job fair event for the past 23 years.

Job seekers attend free and should dress for success and bring copies of their resume. Job seeker workshops on various topics will also be provided free of charge. Sponsored by local colleges and workforce development agencies, this event typically has high attendance by both employers hiring and job seekers looking for a job.

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Click here for a list of Employment Opportunities (PDF)

A Welcome Message from the Chairman

Chairman2014 will see some changes in our board composition. Some long term members have retired, taken a position at another location, or simply resigned. Their expertise will be missed, but we hope to have new members to serve on the board very soon. We have completed our 6th "Career Day" and are already planning for next year. The project at Granite City High School has completed another year, and those young folks seem to be more enthusiastic than last year. The opportunity to learn about the expectations in the business world is a great addition to the curriculum, and offers a chance to talk with business leaders in the community. As I write this, we are proceeding on the implementation of an Advanced Manufacturing focused Workforce Innovation Grant. This will be a difficult project, but the results should be worth the effort as participants in the project learn in-demand skills for the manufacturing businesses in our area, and beyond. Our customized training program in cooperation with St. Louis City is also making steady progress and we hope to see the graduates entering a new career in the medical field after a very thorough and customized training program.

Gerry Schuetzenhofer
Madison-Bond WIB Chairman


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