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U of I Extension Cook County Job Fair

Posted by Ron Wolford -

Cook County Extension to Host a 1-day Job Fair to Recruit Candidates for Immediate Openings in Clerical, Professional and Para-professional Positions

Job seekers in Cook County should mark their calendars for the Cook County Extension Job Fair–a one-day event to recruit and hire new employees to support recent expansions. The job fair will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday February 22, 2007 in the Orange and Blue Room of the University of Illinois Urbana, Champaign's loop campus, 200 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois.

Candidates will learn about University of Illinois Extension, get information about current openings and have their resumes screened to determine if they are a match for open positions. Serious candidates may be invited to interview on-site. Applicants are encouraged to pre-register, but walk-ins are welcome. To pre-register send resume and cover letter to:

Personnel and Outreach Coordinator:

1699 Wall Street, Suite 500? Mount Prospect, IL 60056


Fax to 847-437-7583

University of Illinois Extension is an outreach arm of the University of Illinois Urbana- Champaign campus that provides non-credit education to Illinois residents. In Cook County, University of Illinois Extension serves more than 500,000 people each year.

University of Illinois Extension uses workshops, newsletters, the Internet, audio-video conferencing, satellite technology and mentoring programs to tailor offerings that meet the unique needs of our diverse clientele.

As part of our commitment to meet the ever-changing needs of area residents, Cook County Extension has broadened our offerings to include educational experiences that:

Promote civic engagement and economic development

Assist community efforts to preserve and protect the environment

Ensure county residents have access to higher education including training in science and technology, animal care and financial planning

Advance connectivity by creating diverse e-communities

Encourage good health and safety for women and their families

To support this effort, Cook County Extension must hire individuals with expertise in these subject matters to create and deliver new programs.

Cook County Extension has several openings in the following disciplines:


Early College Outreach

Science & Technology

Community Health

Web Assistant


All positions require a high school diploma or successful completion of the high school equivalency exam. Some require a Bachelors or a Master's degree depending on the level and complexity of the job.

For more information or to register contact Theresa Tracy, Personnel Outreach Coordinator at 847/437-6449 (office hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) to request a pre-registration packet. To learn more about Cook County Extension, visit

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