A press rele3ase from Joe Walsh:
Rep. Walsh: Illinois Is Still Hurting
Holds job fair in Schaumburg
Schaumburg – Yesterday Congressman Joe Walsh (IL-8) hosted another successful job fair in Schaumburg, which brought over 500 jobseekers and 43 employers together.
This is the third job fair Walsh has held since coming to office.
“Illinois is still hurting, and the success of these job fairs show how desperately Illinoisans want to get back to work,” Walsh said.
The state’s unemployment rate has hovered above 8% for over a year and roughly half a million Illinoisans remain unemployed.
The purpose of the job fairs are to put these unemployed workers with Illinois employers who can provide good-paying, local jobs.
Walsh, who chairs the House Small Business Committee’s Subcommittee on Economic Growth and Capital Access, recently held a hearing in Washington that delved into crippling federal tax policies burdening small businesses.
Representatives in Illinois testified that the Death Tax, which must be paid when family businesses pass on to one another after a death, limit the amount of money they can put into creating more jobs needed by Illinoisans.
“President Obama and his liberal allies think over regulation, higher taxes like the Death Tax, and more spending will get Americans back to work – they are dead wrong. Putting those needing jobs directly in touch with those who can provide them like we did at today’s job fair, does. ”
Walsh’s job fair in Schaumburg featured a number of Illinois employers, including
- Northrop Grumman,
- Abbott Laboratories,
- Cardinal Health,
- GCG Financial
- among others.
Walsh will host another job fair on July 23rd with Representatives
- Bob Dold (IL-10),
- Peter Roskam (IL-6), and
- Randy Hultgren (IL-14).