Friday, July 22, 2011

The Jobs of Summer Are Available Now

Summer is really here! The weather is turning hotter and the Fourth of July Holiday is right around the corner! In addition to celebrating with neighbors, friends and family over backyard barbeques, summer get-togethers as well as enjoying a host of free events in our local parks, for many young adults in the 37th Ward, the search for summer employment continues. Are you looking for a job? Do you know anyone who wants and needs a job?
    I’ve got some good news to share! The Illinois Conservation Corps is currently seeking workers, between the ages of 18-25, for a six-month employment opportunity. They are looking for participants who will work on publicly-owned and/or land leased by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR). Requirements: Young adult workers must be (a) currently unemployed; and (b) eligible to work for up to six (6) months. Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis. Workers will assist the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) staff with a variety of duties, including but not limited to: building and ground maintenance; litter clean-up, mowing and weed control; brush removal; concrete and asphalt road re-surfacing and patching; security and fire patrol; camping permit issuance and trail building in state parks; tool and equipment maintenance, painting and repair; bird care and cage maintenance and more.  Applications will be reviewed and hires will be made on a first-come-first-served basis. To apply for a position, please use the link to the application below, fill out the application and scan/email it to or fax it to 217-557-8406. If you have any questions, please call 217-782-6752 and ask for the Conservation Worker Program Manager.  Good luck on your search and enjoy the upcoming Fourth of July!
Need a city service? Feel free to call my ward office at 773-745-2894.

Emma Mitts is the Alderman of the 37th Ward and Chairs the City Council Licensing Committee. For information on City programs and for requests for service, visit the 37th Ward Office at 5344 West North Avenue or call 773/745-2894.

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