Hiring Event FlyerSenator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) is pleased to announce an upcoming hiring event that will work to match prospective job seekers with on-site employers. 

The event will be held Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the American Legion Post 1080 (2625 Ingalls Ave, Joliet, IL.). The Illinois Department of Employment Security will partner with Senator Bertino-Tarrant for this free event. A veteran’s preview will commence from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

“I am happy to be providing a service that gives qualified individuals the opportunity to connect with area businesses that are seeking employees,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “It is our goal to help people secure meaningful employment.”

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JBT-SatellitesSenator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) continues to host satellite office hours throughout the area this fall. The next satellite office event will be in Romeoville the third Thursday of September. 

The Romeoville satellite office event will be held Thursday, September 18 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Romeoville Village Hall (1050 W. Romeo Rd., Romeoville, IL).

“The 49th District is quite large and many times the district office is too far for area residents,” Sen. Bertino-Tarrant said. “Satellite Office hours give constituent the opportunity to meet my staff to discuss state or local concerns at a location that is convenient for them.”

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082814JBTIn an effort to involve community input, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) has formed a selection committee of four Plainfield community residents who will be responsible for reviewing resumes and conducting interviews of applicants interested in serving on the Plainfield Park Board.

“I feel that community members involved with the selection process is especially critical due to the reasons we were called on to intervene in the first place,” Bertino-Tarrant said. “I want to ensure that we make the best decision possible for the Plainfield Park District and for our community.”

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082714JBTA new law was signed by the governor today that rectifies an error in the Illinois pension code.

After spending her first year in the General Assembly immersed in pension reform, State Senator Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant (D-Shorewood) was stunned to discover that if a mistake was made while calculating a person’s pension benefits, the pension system had no legal recourse to rectify the error.

“We all know that mistakes can happen. However, the systems should have the authority to fix errors,” Bertino-Tarrant said.

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