Four Austin businesses awarded grants from city

The businesses – Avery and Pryor Construction, DLV Printing Service, L. May Creations and T&C Fitness Club – will receive a total of $717,320 from the city’s Neighborhood Opportunity Fund. It was started in 2016 to help support commercial corridors in Chicago’s underserved neighborhoods. In the latest round of funding, 32 businesses on the West, South and Southwest Sides will be getting a total of $5.4 million.

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.

After School Matters accepting applications for the summer

The programs – which begin June 24th – are free and open to Chicago high school students who are at least 14 years old (16 years old for internships). In total, about 13,000 paid apprenticeship and internship opportunities will be available. Participating teen apprentices will be eligible to earn a stipend of up to $420 depending on the program level; interns can earn up to $10.50 per hour.