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 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

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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