Illinois Residents Find Jobs at Scott Lee Cohen's Job Fairs

Jan 30, 2010, 10:54 ET from Citizens for Scott Lee Cohen

Scott Lee Cohen, Democratic Candidate for Lieutenant Governor, Brings Hope to Illinois

CHICAGO, Jan. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Scott Lee Cohen helped put Illinois' resident Raymond Hancock back to work. Scott Lee Cohen, Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor, said he had to do more for Illinois than just talk about creating jobs. He had to take action.

Highlighting his top priority of job growth in Illinois, Cohen, a successful business owner and founder of citizen's group "Rod Must Resign," has been hosting job fairs connecting thousands of job seekers with employers who are hiring right now.

"Had I not had exposure to the job fair, I probably would still be looking for employment," said Hancock, who was able to find employment with a national insurance provider during one Scott Lee Cohen job fair.

Scott Lee Cohen helped Raymond and many others get jobs. Recently, a new video of job fair testimonials has circulated the web and can be found at Attendees like Peg Bang who shares her success story in the video says she and others have been given hope.

"I think Scott Lee Cohen is taking concrete steps to improve the economy," said Bang.

Cohen said that the need to create jobs is urgent.

"We cannot wait for career politicians to fix the economy. That's why I'm holding job fairs and taking action to find people jobs right now," said Cohen. "As Lieutenant Governor, I will utilize the untapped potential of the office to create jobs and recruit businesses to relocate to Illinois."

In addition to hosting job fairs, Cohen transformed half of his Chicago campaign headquarters into a Job Resource Center where his staff offers services such as resume review, interview preparation, lists of companies that are hiring and resume routing to hiring employers.

SOURCE Citizens for Scott Lee Cohen