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State plans hiring fair to fill prison work ranks

The Illinois Department of Corrections is hosting a hiring fair for anyone interested in learning about the agency’s career opportunities.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to stop by the event on July 20 at the Chester Eagles Club anytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Eagles Club is at 402 Hacker St. in Chester, Ill.

IDOC recruiters, as well as representatives from the Illinois Nurses Association, AFSCME Council 31 and Wexford Health, will be on hand to answer questions and help individuals apply on the spot. On-site interviews for nurses will also take place at the event.

IDOC is currently seeking correctional officers, nurses, wardens, office associates, social workers and more to join its team.

A release from DOC said the state offers competitive wages; health, vision, and dental insurance; vacation, sick and personal days, wellness program; upward mobility program; deferred compensation plan; and a retirement plan. There are job opportunities at more than 30 statewide IDOC locations, including Menard Correctional Center.

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  1. Devon Dilworth on July 23, 2021 at 10:49 am

    Thank you for the quick response, with the demand of DOC state employees. It is really needed.

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