Over 50 cos to attend Indian American job fair

Washington: Over 50 major companies, including IBM, Infosys and Abbot Labs, will participate in a job fair being organised in Chicago by an Indian-American organisation.

The day-long job fair to be held on October 17 is being organised by Indo-American Community Services (IACS) and will see participation from companies like IBM, Abbot Labs, W.W, New York Life Insurance, Caterpillar, Walgreens, Infosys, Grainger, Mass Mutual, HCL Global Systems and Bourntec, a media release said.

Participating companies are expected to have open positions for entry-level, mid-career and senior level positions in varied career fields, including financial and accounting services, information technology, engineering, healthcare, marketing and sales, it added.

“IACS is the first Indian organisation in the US to host such a job fair,” its Chairman Sreenivas Katragadda said.

“We have done this for the past two years and have had an excellent response from employers and career seekers in the Greater Chicago area. The community, at large, benefits from this job fair,” he added.

Founded in 2010 by a group of technology executives, entrepreneurs and professionals of Indian origin based in the Chicago area, IACS is a not-for profit association based in the Greater Chicago area.

Its mission is to nurture and foster the development of the South Asian community in the region through job fairs, women’s empowerment forums, student internships and professional networking opportunities, the statement added.