Today, State Senator Napoleon Harris III (D-Harvey) hosted a Re-Employment Resource Fair at the Gloria Taylor Banquet Hall in Harvey.

The event helped residents from the community learn about job opportunities with the state and local companies. Central Management Services gave a presentation about the State’s application process and employment opportunities within the agency.

“The 15th Senate district has some of the most economically depressed communities in the state, mostly due to lack of jobs,” Sen. Harris said. “Our community needs jobs, plain and simple, and if I’m not helping find a solution then I’m part of the problem.”

At today’s event, the Illinois Department of Employment Securities provided attendees with resume help, information about the Illinois workNet program and other services to assist with improving attendee’s chances of finding employment.

“Helping people find jobs directly impacts our community’s economic sustainability,” Harris said. “It’s a proven fact that when unemployment increases, crime increases. I just want to do my part to help our neighborhoods reach their full potential.”

Several state agencies and private companies were also on hand to provide participants with information about job vacancies.

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HarrisReeploymentFairAre you currently either unemployed or underemployed? Do you or a member of your family need assistance with your job search and preparing for interviews?

As your state senator, I want to ensure anyone looking for job has the tools they need to prepare for employment. That is why I am partnering with the Illinois Department of Employment Security to host a Re-employment Resource Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, August 27, at Gloria Taylor Recreation center, located at 14821 Broadway, in Harvey.
Space is limited, so to ensure your spot is reserved click here or call 708-893-0552.

You can meet me and my staff, learn about ways to improve your job search and learn from career-building professionals on how to become competitive in today’s job market. 

Be sure to read more of this website to learn about my efforts to improve our community.

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Earlier this summer, I hosted a minority small business forum where representatives of the minority-owned business community, legislative leaders and representatives from the state government all came together to discuss government programs available to small business owners looking for a pathway to success in Illinois. The discussion focused on topics ranging from the obstacles small businesses face when seeking government contracts to how we can create more jobs for a wider range of workers, representing all backgrounds.

I believe that the overall success of the forum was showcased in the emphatic tone taken by several of the participants when calling for more job opportunities and a better, balanced business environment in Illinois.

I echo this sentiment and will be working hard to implement the ideas and suggestions put forth in this forum in the upcoming legislative year.

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Harris-fraud-foreclosure-flierFinancial scams are a common problem today. One of the most notorious threats can be predatory lenders and servicers. Learning how to avoid financial predators and pitfalls is your best defense against financial fraud, and learning how to navigate the foreclosure process can be crucial to family financial security.

I would like to invite you to join me for my Fraud and Foreclosure Workshop on April 23 at the Gloria Taylor Banquet Hall located at 14821 Broadway Ave in Harvey. Let’s take this time to learn how to better protect our homes and safely navigate the foreclosure process.

A representative from the attorney general’s office and I will be hosting this event from 6 to 7:30 p.m. April 23 providing presentations on these two critical issues affecting Americans today.

I expect this event to be a valuable opportunity for engaged citizens to learn about innovative ways to safeguard themselves from threats to their finances and homes. And if you are going through a foreclosure right now, we will work with you on the best ways to get through the process.

Space is limited, and we want to make sure everyone seeking information or help has an opportunity to receive it. To RSVP, contact my district office at 708-893-0552.





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Springfield Office:
Senator 15th District
M113 Capitol
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8066

District Office:
1350 E. Sibley Blvd., Suite 403
Dolton, IL 60419
(708) 893-0552
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