Rend Lake College To Host Annual Job Fair

March 27, 2014

Rend Lake College To Host Annual Job Fair

By Leigh Williams, Contributing Writer

Rend Lake College is partnering with TV-3 and the Small Business Development Center to host the 2014 Annual Job Fair.

The Job Fair is scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn.

According to a press release on the fair, the Job Fair brings approximately 40 vendors from all over Southern Illinois to speak to prospective employees about job opportunities and hiring.

Paula Myers, community and corporate education specialist at RLC, says some big companies participating in the past included Walgreens Distribution Center, Continental Tire of the Americas and Prairie State Generating Company. Some vendors this year include the City of Mt. Vernon, several temporary agencies, retail, customer service, sales, and many others.

“The Job Fair is an excellent opportunity for people living in our communities,” says Myers. “We partner with WSIL and the SBDC to bring together our contacts, so more vendors come with more job prospects. It’s a great way to have many different local employers gathered in one place to see what’s available.”

She adds that there were about 300 job seekers who attended the Job Fair last year. Those who plan on attending should wear professional dress, bring several resumes, and be prepared for an impromptu interview.

For more information, contact the Community and Corporate Education Department at 618-437-5321, Ext. 1380 or by email at

Rend Lake College is located on Rend Lake in Ina and offers degree programs and occupational certificates in more than 100 programs of study.