Illinois Legion job fair set for July 11

The American Legion Department of Illinois, along with Hiring Our Heroes, is sponsoring a career fair July 11 for veteran job seekers, active-duty military members, Guard and reserve members, and military spouses. The Illinois Departments of of Veterans and Employment Security, the Employer Support of the Guard & Reserve, and Hero 2 Hired: H2H also are sponsors of the event.

The event will take place during the Illinois Legion's annual department convention at the Prairie Capital Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza, Springfield. The career fair is from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.; Hiring Our Heroes will conduct a workshop focused on résumé writing/building, networking and interviewing techniques at 8:30 a.m.

The event is free, but job-seekers can register ahead of time. To do so, contact Don Niebruegge (618-277-8938), John Otey (618-241-7605) or Randy Vanvickle (217-442-0296, ext. 102).