Comptroller to hold jobs expo Tuesday in Edwardsville

The Madison County Record Jan. 9, 2012, 3:57am

Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka in partnership with Lewis & Clark Community College and the Southern Illinois Employers Association is hosting "Employment Expo: Metro East."

The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10 at the N. O. Nelson Campus, 600 Troy Road in Edwardsville.

In addition to highlighting opportunities with more than 40 employers, the event will feature free retraining and professional development workshops, including sessions on resume writing, interviewing and networking.

"A job makes all the difference in this economy," said Topinka, in announcing the event. "This effort puts job seekers in front of businesses that are hiring, and offers a variety of resources, free of charge, that will help lead to a successful search."

Metro East-area unemployment is around 8.6 percent. Employment Expo: Metro East is the third in a series of planned Employment Expos across the state that embrace partnerships between the Comptroller's Office and state and local vendors, businesses and associations.

For more information on Employment Expo: Metro East, contact Allen Adomite of the comptroller's staff at 618-791-5839, or visit

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