GRAYSLAKE — To help Lake County residents whose jobs have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Grayslake) and Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) will host the state’s first legislative-led virtual job expo with the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Job Center of Lake County next week.

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 “Many people have been let go from their jobs or have had troubles finding careers because of the economic downfall caused by COVID-19,” Bush said. “I’m dedicated to helping the hardworking people of Lake County find work that will help them and their families for years to come.”

Each day throughout the week of Aug. 24 at 1 p.m., a panel of employers from different job sectors will explain their open positions and company benefits as a virtual webinar via Zoom.

The program will be moderated by Bush and Schneider, and job seekers can ask their questions. All job openings discussed during the webinars will be posted on IllinoisJobLink.com and linked to the virtual job expo.

The themed days are as follows:

Monday: Manufacturing
Tuesday: Transportation, Distribution, Logistics (TDL)
Wednesday: Health Care
Thursday: Professional Services
Friday: Other


Some of the businesses and organizations participating include Amazon, Walgreens and the College of Lake County. 

Registration for the virtual job expo can be found by visiting bit.ly/VirtualJobExpoRegistration.

Anyone with questions should contact Bush’s office at 847-548-5631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Schneider’s office at 847-383-4870.

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GRAYSLAKE — In partnership with the Illinois Department of Employment Security and the Job Center of Lake County, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) and State Senator Melinda Bush (D-Graylsake) will host the state’s first legislative-led virtual job expo the week of Aug. 24.                                                                            

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“Now more than ever, we need to be highlighting employers that can and want to bring on new employees. This job fair has over the years connected hundreds with jobs, and with Senator Bush, we intend to continue to help those in Lake County seeking work,” Schneider said. 

“We have helped hundreds of Lake County residents find work over the eight years of hosting a job fair — and we will not let the pandemic stop that,” Bush said. “At a time of hiring freezes and layoffs, I am dedicated to helping the hardworking people of Lake County find not just jobs — but careers.”

Each day throughout the week of Aug. 24 at 1 p.m., a panel of employers from different job sectors will explain their open positions and company benefits as a virtual webinar via Zoom. 

The program will be moderated by Bush and Schneider, and job seekers can ask their questions. All job openings discussed during the webinars will be posted on a IllinoisJobLink.com and linked to the virtual job expo.

The themed days are as follows:

  • Monday: Manufacturing
  • Tuesday: Transportation, Distribution, Logistics (TDL)
  • Wednesday: Healthcare
  • Thursday: Professional Services
  • Friday: Other

To prepare people for the hiring process, the Job Center of Lake County will also host workshops ahead of the job expo to give people tips for seeking work during a time of social distancing and teach people how to build a customized resume that will stand out to employers.

The “Job Search Resources in a Rough Market” workshop will be held Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. Registration can be found here.

The “Your Personal Brand and Resumes” workshop will be held Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. Registration can be found here.

Registration for the virtual job expo can be found here.

Anyone with questions should contact Senator Bush’s office at 847-548-5631 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Congressman Schneider’s office at 847-383-4870.

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