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Hiring on the Spot at Hurricane Resource Center's Job Fair, Tuesday, January 23rd

(January 17, 2018)--Twelve companies and two employment programs will be assembling at the Humboldt Park Field House on Tuesday morning, January 23rd,  from 10am to 2pm for Hurricane Maria victims along with the general public.

This is the second job fair Alderman Maldonado has organized in as many months. "Some of these employers are so anxious to fill their open positions they are willing to hire on the spot!" reported Maldonado.

Employers Attending:

  • Titan Security
  • Dee Concrete Accessories
  • UPS
  • Casa Central
  • Capstone Logistics
  • Hilton - The Palmer House
  • Hollywood Casino Aurora
  • HMS Host O'Hare Airport Restaurants
  • Gold Standard Baking
  • The Chopping Block Cooking School and Boot Camp
  • Illinois Department of Agriculture
  • Heartland Human Care Services

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Stay Warm this Winter in 3 Ways

(December 27, 2017)--With the onset of extreme temperatures, the City of Chicago has 3 ways to make sure its residents are warm.

1.  Landlords will be fined when the temperature inside a rental residence isn't kept at 68 degrees from 8:30am to 10:30pm, and at least 66 degrees from 10:30 PM to 8:30 AM. If you are a renter and your landlord is not providing adequate heat or no heat at all, please contact 311 to file a complaint. The Department of Buildings will inspect your unit and we will take action against delinquent owners.

Landlords face fines of up to $500 per day, per violation, for each day they do not supply adequate heat. The reason for lack of heat does not matter -- landlords must follow the law, and apartments must be heated.

2. The City of Chicago welcomes its residents to linger for hours at "Warming Centers". Libraries, Park District buildings, senior centers, and other community venues are designated as Warming Centers when the weather is below 32 degrees. These are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday. and conducts well-being checks on at-risk residents.  

The Garfield Center at 10 S. Kedzie is a Warming Center available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to connect individuals and families in need to shelter. Transportation is provided for the elderly and the disabled who cannot get to a warming center on their own. Call the City’s 311 help line for more information or a ride to a Warming Centers.

3. City of Chicago workers make home visits to check on the elderly and others who may suffer from extreme temperatures.  Anyone needing assistance, or concerned about a neighbor, relative or friend can call 311 to request a well-being check.