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Now Hiring: Staffing Companies Partner with Legislators, City of Elgin for September Job Fair

ELGIN – As the economy picks up, employers are hiring. Staffing companies in Illinois are the frontlines of a surging need for good workers and are headed to Elgin this fall with a clear message: We want you.

The Staffing Services Association of Illinois (SSAI) is partnering with local lawmakers and the City of Elgin for a Job Fair on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Second Baptist Church in Elgin (1280 Summit St., Elgin). The first hour of the fair is reserved for veterans and church members, and the general public is invited to attend from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

SSAI represents staffing companies that provide temporary and day labor employment for the light-industrial sector, from warehousing to food packaging jobs. These jobs offer tremendous flexibility for workers who want multiple part-time jobs, to just work weekends or sporadically, or who just want a supplemental paycheck for their career.

Seven members of SSAI will be at the Elgin Job Fair to meet with prospective employees, take resumes and discuss hundreds of currently open positions in the Chicago suburbs. State Sen. Cristina Castro, State Rep. Anna Moeller and the City of Elgin are partnering with SSAI and the Church to host and promote the event. Parking is available on site.

“Our members have many open positions, and we are doing everything we can to get the word out far and wide that we have jobs with good pay and benefits and great flexibility to fill today,” said Dan Shomon of SSAI, who is helping organize the event. “I want to sincerely thank Sen. Castro, Rep. Moeller, the City of Elgin and their dedicated staff for helping us reach people in the Elgin area who are looking for a new path to a great job.”

“We jumped at the chance to help our constituents find jobs when SSAI approached us,” said Sen. Castro, D-Elgin. “We hope to reach many people who are looking to come out and find out more about the opportunities provided by these employers.”

“I was pleased when SSAI asked us to partner with them for this Job Fair, because we know many people are looking for employment,” said Rep. Moeller, D-Elgin. “If you need a job or are thinking about a career change, please come out on Sept. 20 to explore the opportunities offered here.”

“We work well with Sen. Castro and Rep. Moeller to solve problems in the City of Elgin. Unemployment and underemployment is one of those ongoing challenges where we want to help get the word out far and wide when opportunities come along,” Elgin Mayor Dave Kaptain said. “Our thanks to SSAI, our legislative partners and Second Baptist Church for offering this great event to connect people with new employment opportunities.”

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