The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce Job Fair gives you the opportunity to network with a broad range of employers. You'll find booths staffed by HR professionals from a cross section of industries, including health care, government, education, nonprofit, IT, insurance, food service and labor.

HR recruiters from four organizations participating in the Job Fair offer tips for job fair success, as well as specifics on current job openings.






Job openings at four major Springfield employers

Nikki Baker, Director of Human Resources, city of Springfield

Baker says the city of Springfield has about 20 job openings for a wide range of positions. Some are entry level with minimal requirements (such as customer service reps) and some require specific expertise and experience. The City is also recruiting summer interns and seasonal workers. See all job openings at: springfield.il.us/Departments/HumanResources/ApplyHere.aspx.
Beyond meeting education and experience requirements, Baker says, “We look for candidates who are eager to do the job well. We notice a job seeker’s interest, attention to detail, commitment to service and those who put in the extra effort during the job search. Those traits frequently translate to the same behaviors on the job. Because we serve Springfield taxpayers, we gravitate toward candidates who are interested in investing their time and talent to make Springfield thrive.”

Angela Nguyen, VP, Talent and Culture, Horace Mann
Nguyen says Horace Mann has various opportunities available, such as software engineers, service representatives, claims adjusters, marketing consultants and inside sales reps. She advises job candidates to view all openings in advance by visiting horacemann.com/about-us/careers for jobs that interest them and match their qualifications. She adds that Horace Mann also has opportunities for internships in areas such as finance and planning.

“We are always looking for passionate, dependable, adaptable individuals who are strong communicators, work well in a team environment and have a desire for continuous learning and development,” notes Nguyen. “Come with a positive attitude and dress for success. Be confident in your skills and experience. Express your interest in joining Horace Mann and those positions that match your qualifications.”

Tina Compton, Employee Recruitment Coordinator, Lincoln Land Community College
Currently, LLCC has 26 open positions for faculty and staff, including entry level positions, says Compton. There are also part-time adjunct instructor positions, which candidates can apply for at any time. In addition, LLCC offers spring, summer and fall positions for students.

Compton notes that LLCC looks for candidates who have a passion for education and helping students.

“Part of LLCC’s reason for participating in the job fair is to build pools for sourcing employees for future openings,” says Compton. “If we don’t have the right position for a candidate at this time, we still want to make a connection and build rapport so we can reach out for future opportunities.”

Compton is happy to accept resumes during the event. Candidates can also email their resumes to [email protected] and view open positions at https://llcc.peopleadmin.com.

Katie Beveridge, Talent Acquisition Manager, Memorial Health
Beveridge says Memorial Health offers a wide variety of clinical careers for nurses, medical assistants, pharmacists and pharmacy techs, phlebotomists, radiologic technicians, social workers and therapists. There are also many non-clinical openings, including roles within housekeeping, food service, patient registration, IT and security.

In addition, “Memorial Health offers annual summer internships for nursing students, as well as a summer employment program that allows students to work in an open role within our housekeeping, groundskeeping, patient transport, food and nutrition or patient registration areas,” she said. You can view openings at jobs.memorial.health, including summer employment options.

Beveridge sums up, “We look for candidates who are passionate about supporting Memorial Health’s overall mission: To improve lives and build stronger communities through better health. Safety and integrity are strong values important in health care.”

Jean Campbell is a Springfield writer and former human resources professional.

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