Bustos job fair

Black Hawk had the privilege of hosting a job fair put on by Cheri Bustos, the member of Congress from Illinois.

“Black Hawk College has been a wonderful partner,” Bustos said. “Community colleges such as Black Hawk are a key part of the future economic success.”

She also went on to say that this year had a record number of employers and job sources.

Bustos hosts three job fairs every year, BHC being one of the three.  This year, everyone even took the extra step to open up an hour early for veterans to give them the first opportunity to view the 60+ employers and job organizations.  Bustos says her main job as a member of Congress is to “help the economy and people find work.”

A representative from the YMCA, and the Navy recruitment team talked about their wonderful job and career opportunities.   YMCA highlighted their Before & After school programs, lifeguard opportunities, personal trainers, wellness coaches, pre-school teachers, and teacher’s aides.  Wendy Borilla, a representative from the YMCA, said the job fair is a “great opportunity to promote job openings, and let the community know about YMCA opportunities.”

EN1 Brian Taylor from the Navy recruitment team spoke about various Navy options. He said, “This year was a good turnout, a great opportunity for the people in the community to see what options are available for their future.”

Overall, the job fair was a huge success, and Cheri Bustos and her team did an excellent job planning and choosing Black Hawk as their host location.  Black Hawk College is a huge supporter of the community and its residents.  They have many options to help people in their search for a job or career.

Career Services inside of Building One at the Quad City campus offers a free service helping students and community members with resumes, job search skills, cover letters, and many more wonderful opportunities.  If you missed the fall job fair, Black Hawk will be hosting another job fair this coming spring semester on March 30, 2016.

–Christ Holt, Staff Reporter