|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 http://www.womenforhire.com/ 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
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.