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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

“Jobs Galore III” Chicago Job Fair for People with Disabilities - August 12th - Chicago Lighthouse Teams with MOPD to Host

CHICAGO – In an effort to boost employment prospects for people with disabilities and Veterans, particularly those who are blind or visually impaired, The Chicago Lighthouse is joining forces again with the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) to host a “Jobs Galore III” Fair on Tuesday, August 12th.
This event, which follows in the footsteps of two successful ventures held in 2012 and 2013, will take place from 11 am to 3 pm at the MOPD field office located at 2102 W. Ogden on Chicago’s near west side.
a candidate interviews for a job
The Lighthouse will be pre-screening candidates for more than 100 positions, ranging from entry level to management. Included will be call center supervisors, call center agents, mailroom processing clerks and retail sales associates.
Candidates must be able to work with a database and navigate through a windows environment; type a minimum of 25 words per minute with 90 – 95% accuracy; possess basic math skills; and be able to maintain a flexible work schedule, including days, nights, weekends and holidays. Seminars will be offered during the Job Fair. MOPD and Chicago Lighthouse information will also be available.
Limited free parking is available at the 2102 W. Ogden location. The site is also close to public transportation, including the #157 CTA bus route and the Pink and Blue rapid transit lines. In addition, the Lighthouse will provide shuttle service every 30 minutes between its headquarters building at 1850 W. Roosevelt Road and 2102 W. Ogden.
For additional information on the event, call Dominic Calabrese at 312/997-3662. 
WHEN: Tuesday, August 12th, from 11 am to 3 pm.

WHERE: Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD)
2102 W. Ogden, Chicago.

For The Chicago Lighthouse, visit: http://chicagolighthouse.org/

For the Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD), visit: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/mopd.html

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