Rosemont job fair seeks hospitality workers

February 19, 2012 3:34:26 PM PST
John Auge hopes today will be the day he can find a job. The union carpenter has been looking for work since last year.

"I got laid off in October," Auge said. "There's just no work out there. I've been sitting looking for a job doing anything really. The bills are stacking up and you've got the pay them somehow."

The divorced father is among those here desperately seeking work.

Dozens of the unemployed and under-employed came to Sunday's suburban job fair.

"It's been a while since I've been out of work about almost two years now, so I'm ready to get back in there and work," said job seeker Felix Andredes.

The Village of Rosemont hosted the job fair in an attempt to staff positions at dining and entertainment venues opening up this spring in their town's new hospitality development, The Park at Rosemont.

"We have both full-time and part-time positions available. everything from executive chefs to assistant general managers all the way down to wait staff kitchen staff and support staff and security as well," said spokesperson Nick Harkin.