Monday, April 16, 2012

Food, Travel, Art, and Dreams: This Week's Resource Broadcast

Drawing of Langston Hughes by Winold Reiss
Hi! This is Abi with your weekly resource broadcast. Today’s message contains information on job opportunities in food service and retail, as well as a job fair for women, a housing waitlist opening in May, and free museum days.
Pizzeria Da Nella - Cucina Napoletana is opening soon and is hiring Dishwashers, Pizza Makers, Bartenders, Servers, Hosts, Cooks, and Bussers. Apply in person with an updated resume Tuesday, April 17th between 11am and 4pm at 1443 West Fullerton.
Also in food service, Chango Loco Mexican Cantina will hold a job fair this Thursday, April 19th & Friday, April 20th from 10am to 3pm at Navy Pier, 700 E Grand (located on 2nd level next to the Carousel in the Crystal Gardens). They are currently hiring Hosts, Cooks, Dishwashers, Wait Staff, Food Runners, Bartenders, and Bussers.
In customer service, Travel Traders has open full time and part-time positions for its new gift shop at the Hilton O’Hare. Applicants should have a flexible schedule, be over 18, and have cash handling and boutique retail experience. Apply at the Gift Shop at the Westin O'Hare, 6100 River Road Rosemont, IL 60018.
In job fairs, next Wednesday, April 25th, from 10 am to 2 pm, Women for Hire will hold a career fair for Chicago women at Navy Pier, 600 East Grand Avenue. Attendees will have the opportunity to check out a wide variety of companies and jobs, as well as network with hundreds of other women. There will also be seminars throughout the day on perfecting your elevator pitch, pumping up your resume, practicing interview skills, and receiving career advice and mentorship from female entrepreneurs and CEOs. To register, visit and familiarize yourself with the positions being offered.
In housing, on Tuesday, May 8, the Schiff Residences will open their waitlist for low income studios for homeless, single adults with disabilities. To get on the waitlist, come to 1244 North Clybourn, just north of Division, on May 8 at 7 am. For more information, call the leasing hotline at 312-447-4621.
Whatever you’re up to this week, don’t forget to take advantage of all that Chicago has to offer! The Museum of Contemporary Art is free to all Illinois residents every Tuesday. Visit the museum between 10 am and 8 pm at 220 East Chicago Avenue, one block east of Michigan Avenue, to see exhibitions of “the most thought-provoking art created since 1945.”
Finally, in honor of National Poetry Month, here’s a famous poem from Langston Hughes, American poet and social activist and an important part of the Harlem Renaissance: 
Hold fast to dreams 
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.

Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.

I wish you a week full of dreams and paths towards achieving them.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Aldi to Zoo: This Week's Resource Broadcast

Hi! This is Abi with your weekly resource broadcast. Today’s message contains information on three job opportunities in food service, grocery work, and security, as well as a job fair in Bronzeville.

In food service, the Levy Restaurant at the Lincoln Park Zoo will hold a job fair on Tuesday, April 24 from 3 to 6 pm at 2021 North Stockton Drive. The restaurant is looking for friendly and hardworking people to serve as bartenders, servers, runners, cashiers, vendors, cooks, food preparers, and maintenance staff. Bring a resume to the event and be prepared to fill out an application. For more information, visit

In grocery work, Aldi will hold a cashier and shift manager job fair next Monday, April 16 from 7 am to 9 am at 5001 North Pulaski. Applicants must be over 18, have a high school diploma or GED, be available from 6 am to 11 pm, and be able to lift 45 pounds. Bring a resume and be prepared to complete an application.

In security, Safety Service Systems is hiring Loss Prevention Security. Applicants must be over 21 and have a valid PERC card. Full-time positions are available. Apply in person Monday through Friday, 9am to 4pm with an ID, social security card, and PERC card at 4036 N. Nashville Avenue (off of Irving Pk Rd. between Oak Park and Narragansett). For more information, call 773-494-8616.

On Tuesday, April 24, The Renaissance Collaborative will hold an Employment and Health Fair at the Wabash YMCA at 3762 South Wabash in Bronzeville. Attend from 9 am to noon to meet with employers from various fields as well as representatives from colleges, training programs, health resources, and legal services. For more information, call 773-924-9270.

This week is your last chance to file your taxes before the due date, Tuesday, April 17. The Center for Economic Progress provides free tax services at sites throughout Chicago – to find a site near you, visit And to celebrate completing your taxes on April 17, visit any Cinnabon between 6 and 8 pm to receive free Cinnabon Bites, or visit any Panda Express to receive free samples of their new Shanghai Angus Steak.

Finally, in honor of National Poetry Month, here’s a poem from American author Edgar Allen Poe:

Gaily bedight,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old,
This knight so bold,
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow;
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be,
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the mountains
Of the moon,
Down the valley of the shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied,--
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

I wish you strength and guidance in your own bold rides this week.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Sun, Jazz, Ice Cream: This Week's Broadcast Message

This is Abi with your weekly broadcast message. Today’s message contains information on three job opportunities, in security, industrial work, and hospitality, and an announcement about an upcoming hospital bill relief workshop.

In security, Discovery Clothing is now hiring store security for 12 locations throughout the Chicago area. Applicants must have strong customer service skills, the ability to work well with others, a strong work ethic and a high level of professionalism, and must be able to work nights and weekends. Visit for more information and a list of locations where you can apply in person.

In industrial work, staffing agency Express Employment Professionals is hiring forklift drivers, material handlers, warehouse associates, machine operators, supervisors, and solders, as well as positions in administration, customer service, and information technology. E-mail your resume with the position you are interested in to or call 847-394-1142.

In hospitality, the Midway Hotel Center, a group of 10 hotel/restaurant properties just south of Midway Airport, is hiring Guest Service Representatives, Bartenders, Drivers, and Event Coordinators. Apply in person Tuesday through Thursday, 9am to 12pm at Courtyard Midway Airport, 6610 S. Cicero Ave.

On Thursday, April 19, EZRA Multi-Service Center will hold a workshop on hospital bill relief. If you have unpaid hospital bills, are uninsured, and are low-income you might be eligible to have your hospital bills reduced or erased. Attend the workshop on April 19 from 4 to 6:30 pm at 909 West Wilson Avenue to learn more. Bring as much documentation as possible, including a photo ID, your hospital bills, a W2 form or documentation of unemployment, and any statements about government benefits you receive.

Tomorrow, Tuesday, April 3, is Free Ice Cream Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s. Visit any Ben & Jerry’s between noon and 8 pm to receive a free cone!

Finally, today is the second day of April, which you may not have realized is National Poetry Month and Jazz Appreciation Month. If you’re able to, listen to some jazz this month, and in the meantime, here’s a poem from American writer e.e. cummings:

i carry your heart with me(i carry it in
my heart)i am never without it(anywhere
i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done
by only me is your doing,my darling)
                                            i fear
no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want
no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you

I wish you a week full of sun, jazz, ice cream, and success in all of your endeavors.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pizza and Purpose: This Week's Broadcast Message

Today I sent out a Broadcast Message via Community Voice Mail with information on various employment opportunities. The text of the message is included below!

Hello! This is Abi with your weekly broadcast message. Today’s message contains information on two job fairs, one for veterans and the other for bilingual people; and two companies that are hiring, one in security and one in food service.

This Wednesday, March 28, the US Chamber of Commerce will hold an employment fair for veterans, guard and reserve members, and eligible spouses at the Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue from 9 am to 1 pm. Registration is closed, but veterans and spouses with proper identification will be accepted as walk-ins. For more information, email

Also this Wednesday, Admiral Security will hold a job fair. Applicants must have a valid PERC card and be willing to submit to a drug screen and background check. The fair will take place at the Holiday Inn at 506 West Harrison from 10 am to 3 pm on March 28.

On Thursday, March 29, there will be a Bilingual Career Fair for speakers of English and Spanish or Portuguese. The event will take place in the Lakeview Terrace at Navy Pier from 10 am to 3 pm. Bring resumes and dress to impress, as there will be on-site interviews with employers. For more information or to pre-register, visit

In food service, Panino’s Pizza is hiring line cooks, dining room servicers, salad and sandwich preparers, and front end counter and phone order takers. Applicants must have food service experience. Apply in person with an updated resume at 3702 N Broadway, or call 773-472-6200 for more information.

Finally, a quote from French philosopher Michel de Montaigne: “The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to live with purpose.” I wish you a week full of purpose.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Today You are You: This Week's Broadcast Message

Good morning! Yesterday, I sent out a Broadcast Message to all 671 users of Community Voice Mail in Chicago. The message contains information on three employment opportunities, in food service, manufacturing, and retail.

In food service, on Tuesday, March 6, and this Friday, March 9, Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants will hold a “Food and Beverage Professional” Job Fair. They’re currently hiring for a variety of restaurant and banquet positions. Attend Tuesday or Friday from 9 am to 4 pm at Harborside International Golf Center, 11001 South Doty Avenue in Pullman.

In manufacturing, Generation Brands has a variety of full time and part time openings in the warehouse. Applicants must be able to lift 50 pounds and must submit to a drug screen and background check. Apply in person at Encompass Lighting Group/Generation Brands, 7400 Linder Avenue in Skokie, IL. This location is accessible by CTA.

In retail, Levi’s Store is holding a National Hiring Event this Wednesday, March 7 from 3pm to 7pm and Saturday, March 10 from 10am to 2pm at 600 N Michigan and 1552 N Milwaukee. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED, and one year of customer service experience is preferred. Apply online prior to the job fair at

Finally, a thought for the day: this past Friday would have been the 108th birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, also known as Dr. Seuss. In his honor, here’s a quote from his book Happy Birthday to You: “Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.” Have a great week!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Morrison Security Corporation Is Hiring!!!

Morrison Security Corporation Is Hiring!!!

Monday – Thursday
10am – 4pm
12334 S Keeler
Alsip, IL 60803
 Chicago
 Evanston
 River Forest
 Wheaton
 Palatine
 Deerfield
 Naperville
 Willowbrook
 Northbrook
 Hinsdale

ALL Loss prevention Applicants MUST meet the following minimum verifiable experience and requirements:
 One year of verifiable UNDERCOVER Retail Loss Prevention (Retail/Grocery) experience required to apply
 Must have current Illinois PERC
 Must have reliable transportation
 Must have minimum 20-Security Training Certificate
 Must be able to work any shift
 Must be able to work weekends
 Must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
 Must be 18 years of age or older
 Must not have any Felony or Theft Convictions
 Must be able to pass a local, state and FBI Background Check
 Must be able to pass a 7 panel drug test on date of application

Monday, October 11, 2010

Job Lead

Monterrey Security Is Hiring

Monday – Friday
10am – 3pm
1649 West Cermak Ave.
Chicago, IL 60608

Monterrey Security is a premier security firm offering a broad range of prevention and protective services to clients large and small. Our mission is to provide private security services grounded in established law enforcement and public safety techniques. Monterrey Security is a fast-growing company with the size and flexibility to handle diverse client needs. Based in the near west Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago, Monterrey Security is centrally located to all of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs.

Open Positions
• Security Officers
• Peace Officers (perfect for off-duty law enforcement officers)
• Field Supervisors
• Event Staff
• Guest Service Professionals
• Receptionists
• Parking Personnel

• 21 years+ of age
• Experience strongly preferred but not required if an applicant has 20 Hr security Training Certificate and PERC Card

Application Instructions

1. Complete an application in person at the listed address and time (PREFERRED) OR
2. Go to
3. Place mouse over “Contact Us” and click “Career Opportunities” when link appears
4. In the middle of page, click “Start your career with Monterrey Security >>”
5. Complete the online application then e-mail resume as an attachment and a cover letter as in message text stating your qualifications and desire. Make sure you state you completed the online application in the message.

Courtesy of
The Christopher Watts Initiative