East St. Louis job fair hopes to help 200 people get jobs

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EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KTVI) – If you’re looking for a job, then East St. Louis could be the place to be Monday.

A job fair will take place at the Jackie Joyner Kersee Center from 10:00am to 2:00pm.

The Belleville News Democrat reports more than 40 representatives from various public agencies and companies will be on hand with potential job opportunities.

East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks says he expects at least 200 people to walk away with jobs or promising prospects.

Among the agencies that will take part are the Illinois State Police, Subway, and the Illinois Department of Public Health.

The fair is open to residents 16 years and older from St. Clair and Madison Counties.

It is being put on by the Delta Sigma Theta sorority East St. Louis alumni chapter and the city of East St. Louis.