Job fair Friday in Austin

The free hiring event will be held at Catholic Charities, 5645 W. Corcoran Place, on Oct. 25th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The event targets journeyman electricians, plumbers, pipe fitters, carpenters, construction laborers and more. General contractors/business owners will have a session from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.

Youth career fair to be held March 24

Young people ages 16 to 24 can learn about job opportunities, internships and mentoring programs at the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. March 24 at Christ the King Jesuit High School, 5088 W. Jackson St. Cook County Commissioner Richard Boykin is sponsoring the event.

Thinking out loud – and outside the box

Austin and Lawndale should work with Congress to bring entrepreneurs and jobs to the West Side as part of the federal EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program administrated by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, writes Dwayne Truss.