RLC co-hosting Job Fair in Mt. Vernon

MT. VERNON, Ill. (March 17, 2014) – Once again, Rend Lake College will be partnering with WSIL TV-3 and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) to host the 2014 Annual Job Fair from 3 – 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 1 at the Mt. Vernon Holiday Inn.


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, said 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. See the table below for attending vendors.

“The Job Fair is an excellent opportunity for people living in our communities,” said 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 added there were about 300 job seekers who attend 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 [email protected].


Company Category Jobs Available
Aisin Electronics Illinois Manufacturing Maintenance, cost accountant, engineers
4-R Equipment Farm Equipment Sales, service tech, parts tech
Auto Credit of Southern Illinois Sales Sales representatives
Avon Products, Inc. Sales Sales representatives
City of Mt. Vernon Water Park Water park workers, lifeguards, concessionnairs
Continental Tire Manufacturing Manufacturing workers
Crossroads Community Hospital Health Care RN, CNA, Rad Tech
Elastec/American Marine Environmental Company Drafts person, production manager, assembly-technician
Extra Help Inc. Temp Agency/Staffing Drivers, management, sales, marketing, general labor, clerical
GMS Mine Repair and Maintenance Mining N/A
H & R Agri-Power Farm Equipment Various positions
IL Dept. of Employment Security Government Illinois Job Link
IL Dept. of Rehabilitation Services Government Rehabilitation Counselor, trainees
Land of Lincoln/Americorps Non-for-Profit Americorps members half-time and full-time
Lawn Perfection Inc. Business/Retail/Service Foreman, crew member
LoneStar Steakhouse Restaurant Food service (all jobs)
Lowe's Retail/Sales Customer Service
Manpower Temp Agency/Staffing Welding, mechanic, auto CAD, maintentance, bookkeepers, insurance
Mantracon Non-for-Profit Assistance to job seekers
Marion Penitentiary Correctional Correctional Officers
Mary Kay Cosmetics Sales Beauty Consultants
McDonald's Food Management, maintenance
McKendree University Education Faculty and Staff
McLean Implement Agriculture Ag sales and Ag mechanics
Modern Woodmen of America Financial Full-time financial representatives and managers
Natural Enrichment Industries Industry Operator/Supervisor trainee
Norfolk Southern Railroad Transportation Signal Maintainer
One-Stop Flooring America Inc. Industry Installers, sales
Pepsi MidAmerica Sales Sales, drivers, management
Physicians Filing Services Inc. Health Care Records Clerical, customer service representatives
PlaceSmart Agency Temp Agency/Staffing Clerical, forklift operators, quality control
Premier Designs Sales Direct Sales
Primerica Financial Services Financial Financial representatives
Priority Staffing Group Ltd Temp Agency/Staffing Bookkeeper, boat mechanic, production manger, manufacturing
Pyramid Staffing Temp Agency/Staffing Light industrial manufacturing
Select Remedy Staffing Temp Agency/Staffing Janitorial, welding, manufacturing, clerical, accounting
Shawnee Christian Nursing Center Health Care CNA, Nursing LPN, RN
South Central Transit Transportation Driving Positions
Transamerica Agency Network Insurance N/A
Unique Personnel Consultants Temp Agency/Staffing Industrial, clerical, administrative positions
United Methodist Children's Home Social Service N/A
U.S. Army Military Active duty Army and Reserves
Walgreens Distribution Warehousing/Distribution General warehouse
Woodmen of the World Financial Field representatives

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