Better Together and Family Church are partnering to host a community job fair for Chicago Heights-area residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 25.

The church-based job fair will connect job seekers with 20 local employers who are ready to hire. Participating employers include Chicago Heights Steel, Chicagoland Prison Outreach, Faith at Work, Franciscan Health, Great Kitchens Food Company, JBS Foods, Land O’ Frost, Natex Intermodal, Norgren, Nu Era Staffing Partners, ProTrans International, Prudential Home Health Services Corp., Quality Assurance Human Resource Service, Simos, Sonoco, Staffing Inc, Sweet Love Home Care Agency and The Exodus Projects.

Free one-on-one job coaching sessions are also available to job seekers to review resumes and interviewing skills, as well as resources and services including haircuts, clothing and support from local ministries Chicagoland Prison Outreach and The Exodus Projects.

The community job fair is part of Better Together’s “Better Jobs” program, which has helped 34,000 applicants connect with employment opportunities across 20 states. At job fairs hosted by Better Together, two-thirds of attendees get a job interview, and one out of four receive a job offer on the spot.

“In this season of hopelessness, churches across the country are stepping up as a beacon of hope through community job fairs,” said Megan Rose, CEO of Better Together. “Our life-changing jobs ministry is committed to finding solutions and restoring hope for anyone seeking economic stability for a better, purpose-driven life.”

The Aug. 25 job fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Chicago Heights Park District, located at 1400 Chicago Road in Chicago Heights. Job seekers can register at BetterTogetherUS.org/Events/ChicagoHeights-JF.

Churches interested in hosting a Better Together job fair can visit BetterTogetherUS.org or email mellissa@bettertogetherus.org for more information.

ABOUT BETTER TOGETHER

Better Together is a nonprofit organization that helps parents going through a hard time keep their kids out of foster care, find work and address the root causes of their struggle so that they can reunite as a family with the tools and support system to thrive. A privately funded and professionally supported organization, Better Together is made up of volunteers who believe helping people help themselves is the best way to restore dignity and bring families together. Through the Better Families program, families are offered a preventive alternative to foster care while they get the help they need. To date, the program has kept 98% of children served out of foster care. The Better Jobs program was created to address the 76% of families that come to Better Together because of economic hardship tied to unemployment. In addition to community job fairs, the program offers job seekers coaching, guidance, support and encouragement through local church partners. For more information, visit BetterTogetherUS.org.