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LWIAs wishing to hold a VJF in their region, LWIAs should be in contact with
their RED Team member to see what businesses may be hiring based on their
access to layoff information and Rapid Response events (contact a member of the RED team using the contact form on DCEO's website). The type of event (region or industry based) may be informed based on the laid-off workers' experience.
LWIAs can identify businesses in the area who are hiring to accommodate this request and then work with the employers to ensure employer booth pages are entered into the VJF system if they are not already present. If you are unsure if you have access to the VJF system or would like to add members of your team so they may have access, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your LWIA # and the names/email addresses of those who should have access.
LWIAs may then approach Illinois workNet for assistance in facilitating a multi-employer VJF event. If LWIA staff is not responsive to Illinois workNet staff or the VJF system, Illinois workNet may reach out to their Regional Manager for assistance.
Note: A minimum of 5 weeks' notice is needed to facilitate and successfully coordinate and promote the event. If the LWIA already has businesses identified and entered into the system, then this timeframe may be reduced.
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 email@example.com.