Englewood Job Fair Attracts Hundreds

Steve Miller
August 22, 2019 - 6:00 am

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – More than 500 people turned out in Englewood this week for a job fair.

A Christmas baby is what 25-year-old Dimero Anderson and his girlfriend are expecting. The girlfriend is working, but Anderson needs a job to help care for his son.

"I have things he needs before he gets here. I want to have at least some things situated for him,” Anderson said Wednesday.

He says it's hard to have the patience for the job hunt: "The waiting game. To keep trying. That's the hardest thing. Waiting and waiting for someone to call you back.  Or trying to stay focused to call them."

Anderson's mother-in-law, Chandra Davis, was with him at the job fair.

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"OK, well, he's very interested and I hope you will call him because he has a baby on the way."

"No pressure, no pressure," jokes a potential employer.

"He needs all the help he can get," laughs Anderson's sister-in-law, Angela Davis.