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Highland Community College hosts annual Job Fair

The 2019 Highland Community College Job Fair is 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27, and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, March 28, in the Newell Room, located on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center at Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Rd., Freeport, Ill.

There is also a Pre-Fair Retreat held from 9 a.m. to Noon, March 15, in H-210 with topics including how to write cover letters, resumes, and personal presentation.

Current students, graduates and area residents seeking employment are invited to attend. This free event is an excellent networking opportunity for job seekers, typically featuring more than 20 employers in northern Illinois. Business casual attire is highly recommended at the Job Fair.

Breakout sessions to be held are:

Job Seeker Strategies: ask employers about best practices

  • 5 to 5: 50 p.m. and 6 to 6:50 p.m. Wednesday, March 27
  • 10 to 10:50 a.m. Thursday, March 28
  • 11 to 11:50 a.m. Thursday, March 28

Post-Fair retreat: social media ethics, interviewing skills and more

  • 9 a.m. to Noon Friday, March 29

Participating employers are:

160 Driving Academy

Able Home Health

Caravel Autism Health

Colony Brands, Inc.

Columbia College

DD Homes

  1. D. Etnyre & Co.


Freeport Park District

Freeport School District #145


Illinois Division of Rehabilitation Services


Medina Nursing Center

MetLife Auto and Home

Nationwide Inbound Inc.

Pearl City Elevator

Quest Industrial LLC

Star Manufacturing

Stephenson Nursing Center

White Pines Ranch

Willowglen Academy

Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office

To register visit For more information or to register as a vendor, call 815-599-3678. All buildings are ADA accessible.