City-Wide Manufacturing Job Fair

Attention Chicago workers: Join us at The Hatchery for a City-Wide Job Fair featuring a wide range of Chicago-based manufacturers!

Are you ready to start a new career? Come to a job fair at The Hatchery on Thursday, May 18! This event will provide an excellent opportunity for job seekers and those wishing to explore a career in manufacturing. You’ll have the chance to meet face-to-face with manufacturing companies that are hiring right now!

Participating Businesses and Organizations

  • Addus Home Care
  • Aztec Plastic Company
  • [Cannabis Equity Illinois Coalition](
  • Casa Central
  • Chicago Department of Children and Family Services
  • Christian Community Health Center
  • D-4 Solutions
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Franciscan Outreach
  • [Freedman Seating Company](
  • Greater West Town
  • [ICNC](
  • Illinois Department of Children & Family Services
  • [IMEC](
  • [Jane Addams Resource Corporation](
  • Koch Foods
  • Metropolitan Family Services
  • Miniat Holdings LLC
  • National Safety Apparel
  • Newlywed Foods
  • Owens Corning
  • Ozinga
  • Paket Corporation
  • Purpose Workforce Solutions
  • [Salt Shed](
  • Sysco
  • UPS
  • Vantage Specialty Chemicals
  • [Vienna Beef](

Why Choose a Career in Manufacturing?

  • High Salary Potential, Plus Benefits – In Chicago, wages for industrial workers average $85,000 annually, including benefits
  • Manufacturing Jobs Are Stable – The manufacturing industry employs roughly 13 million American workers. According to US Census data, manufacturing is among the top five employers in the United States.
  • Manufacturing Jobs Offers Transferable Skills – Manufacturing is increasingly high-tech and trains workers in cutting-edge, transferable skills.
  • There are Opportunities for Workers in Need of Training AND High-Skill Workers– Regardless of your skill level, there are career pathways for you in manufacturing. Advancements in the industry have increased demand for skilled workers who have completed post-secondary training or certification programs. There are also a number of free job training programs available, like [Jane Addam’s Resource Corporation’s free _Careers in Manufacturing_](, that can prepare you for a successful and rewarding career.

The City-Wide Manufacturing Job Fair is presented by North Branch Works, Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago, [Greater Ravenswood Chamber of Commerce](, Lawndale Business Renaissance Association, Calumet Industrial Commission, Greater Northwest Development Corp, Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council, Greater Southwest Development Corp, Central States SER, and the Chicago Department of Planning & Development.