If you are looking for a job, the Executives with the Madison County Employment and Training Department may be able to help. I spent part of the afternoon with both Matt Jones and Connie Vick. They are the organizers of the 19th Annual Jobs Plus '09 Job Fair. With about 55 employers on site at the Gateway Convention Center in Collinsville,
Illinois, they are able to attract about 1 thousand 5 hundred job seekers from the metro area.
But if you missed that job fair, don't worry. They recommend 2 web sites, where you may be able to find work. They are:
Those 2 websites will lead you to lists of employers, who are looking to hire workers right now. They estimate those websites contain about 60 employers who want to hire workers now.