virt job fair 012721CHICAGO – State Senator Ram Villivalam is partnering with local officials and workforce development agencies to bring a virtual job fair to residents of the 8th Senate District next week. The free, online event will take place Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

“My office and I have assisted several hundred residents who are experiencing unemployment or underemployment. People are struggling right now and through our conversations, we know they are asking for a hand up, not a hand out,” Villivalam said. “I encourage everyone seeking employment opportunities to virtually meet the many employers looking for local talent.”

American Sign Language, Hindi, Urdu, Arabic and Spanish interpretation and translation will be available. Further language assistance can be requested during registration.

Event partners include Illinois workNet, Illinois Department of Employment Security, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, Northside American Job Center at Truman College and North Suburban Cook County American Job Center. All employers are located in the 8th Senate District. A full list of participating employers can be found at the registration link.

WHO: State Senator Ram Villivalam (D-Chicago), State Rep. John D’Amico (D-Chicago), State Rep. Denyse Stoneback (D-Skokie)

WHAT: Virtual Job Fair

WHEN: Preparation Workshops: Monday, Feb. 1, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Informational Sessions: Wednesday, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Interviews: Friday, Feb. 5, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

WHERE: Register online at

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