The Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) may reach out to coordinate an initial meeting with Illinois workNet and Legislative staff regarding a multi-employer Virtual Job Fair (VJF) event in the senator's/representative's region. Additionally, a VJF event for the senator/representative may be requested by reaching out to email@example.com
During the initial meeting, an overview of the VJF system, types of events, and the timeline for the event will be discussed. Additionally, during this meeting a date of the event(s) may be identified.
Subsequent planning meetings will occur on a weekly basis leading up to the event with Illinois workNet, Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES), local American Job Center/Local Workforce Innovation Area (AJC/LWIA) staff, and legislative staff to finalize:
- Participating businesses
- Workshops and Breakout Room features
- Outreach and registration
- Other pertinent details to ensure a successful job fair event
Note: A minimum of 6 weeks’ notice to facilitate and successfully coordinate and promote the event is needed.
If you would like to meet with the Virtual Job Fair team to discuss holding a multi-employer VJF event for your region, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Work with IDES and the legislative staff to identify participating businesses
- Communicate with employers to ensure Illinois workNet accounts and Employer Booth pages are created
- If the employer does not submit a booth page, then the LWIA will be required to submit a booth page on their behalf
- Review and approve Employer Booth entries for each participating employer
- Ensure Employers have PPT slides for the event and that slides are provided to Illinois workNet for screenshare
- During the event, LWIA staff will:
- Provide opening and closing remarks after the Zoom technical opening statement by Illinois workNet
- Facilitate participant questions asked through Zoom chat
- Share information about local resources and services that are available to attendees, i.e. work support, American Job Centers.
- Create a registration page on Eventbrite
- Create an Illinois workNet Event Calendar entry
- Schedule Social Media posts promoting the event
- Provide Zoom Training to participating employers if requested
- LWIA staff will be required to attend this session
- Troubleshoot and provide technical assistance during the event, i.e. opening remarks on Zoom features, recording, participant management, and uploading the recording to YouTube
- Provide Post-Event Follow up:
- Send Feedback surveys to participants and employers
- Provide registration information
- Provide a recording of the event and upload to the participating employers' booth pages