Single Employer event

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Single employer events may be requested through
  • Illinois workNet VJF Dashboard after employer booth entry and approval 
  • If the interested employer reaches out to Illinois workNet or RED Team staff (via the contact form on DCEO's website), the interested employer will be referred to the appropriate LWIA contact for further event coordination:  
    • LWIAs may request assistance from Illinois workNet staff OR 
    • LWIAs may choose to host a VJF event with the employer on their own 
Note: Employers must have submitted a booth and receive approval in order to participate in a VJF event. A minimum of 2 weeks' notice is needed to facilitate and successfully coordinate and promote single employer events.

With Assistance
If an LWIA requests assistance from Illinois workNet staff, Illinois workNet will:  
  • Create an event 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 event, i.e. opening remarks on Zoom features, recording, participant management, and uploading the recording to YouTube 
  • Provide Post-Event Follow up: 
    • Send Feedback survey to participants and employers 
    • Provide registration information 
    • Provide recording of event and upload to the participating employer(s) booth page 
If an LWIA requests assistance from Illinois workNet staff, LWIA staff will:  
  • Communicate with the employer to ensure Illinois workNet account and Employer Booth page creation 
  • Review and approve the Employer Booth entry for the  participating employer 
  • Ensure the Employer has 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 Zoom technical opening statement by Illinois workNet
    • Facilitate participant questions that are asked through Zoom chat 
    • Share information about local resources and services available to attendees, i.e. work support, American Job Centers. 

Without Assistance
If an LWIA chooses to host and coordinate an employer VJF event without Illinois workNet assistance, the LWIA will be responsible for: 
  • Employer Booth creation on Illinois workNet   
  • Employer Booth review and approval 
  • Create the event registration page  
  • Create an Illinois workNet Event Calendar entry (be sure to tag event with Series tag "Virtual Job Fair (VJF)" 
  • Promote VJF event on Social Media 
    • If you reach out to and request assistance in promoting the event, Illinois workNet will promote the event on its social media accounts 
  • Provide a webinar platform in which to host and facilitate the VJF event
    • This would include providing training to employers/presenters who are unfamiliar with the webinar platform  
  • Ensure the Employer has presentation materials 
  • Provide technical assistance and facilitation of the event  
  • Adding a recording of the event to the participating Employer's Booth page 
  • Post-event follow up