Job fair in Austin this weekend

State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford (D-Chicago) and the Austin Voice newspaper organized Saturday’s job training expo. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Christ the King Jesuit College Preparatory High School, 5088 W. Jackson Blvd. With the unemployment rate still at record levels, Ford said he’s working to help citizens receive training so that they can find opportunities to get back to work. The free event will include presentations from the Illinois Department of Employment Security, Illinois Student Assistance Commission, U.S. Army and the Paul Simon Chicago Job Corps Center. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a government-issued identification card; paper and a pen to take notes; and a desire to learn.