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Highland Community College hosts annual Job Fair

The 2020 Highland Community College Job Fair is from 1 to 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 9, located on the second floor of the Student/Conference Center (Building H) room H-201 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, Tuesday, March 24, in H-210 with topics including how to write cover letters, resumes, and give a 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 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

  • 2 to 2:50 p.m.; 3 to 3:50 p.m. and 5 to 5:50 p.m. on Thursday, April 9

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

  • 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 15

Current participating employers are:

160 Driving Academy

Apple Canyon Lake Property Owners Association

City of Freeport (Census)

Colony Brands

Columbia College


Freeport Police Department

Freeport School District

Hughes Resources

Illinois Department of Children and Family Services

Jo-Carroll Energy Inc.

Liberty Village of Freeport


Milestone Inc.

Nationwide Inbound Inc.

Star Freeport Company

Stephenson Nursing Center

Torkelson Cheese

Tri Star Metals

Walmart Distribution Center

Pretzel City Transit shuttles are available for area residents from the Freeport Public Library. Call 815-599-3597 for more information or visit