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Navy Pier’s 4th Annual Job Fair Expected to Draw Hundreds of Job Seekers for Seasonal Employment Opportunities

CHICAGO – Navy Pier is set to host its 4th Annual Job Fair on Thursday, March 28 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Crystal Gardens. Nearly 20 businesses across the Pier will seek to fill more than 900 seasonal employment opportunities in restaurants, retail shops, boats, hospitality, popular Pier Park attractions – including the iconic Centennial Wheel – and more to accommodate the high volume of guests expected throughout the summer. The Job Fair is free and open to all.

Participating businesses include: America’s Dog and Burger; Aramark/Globetrotters; Big Bus Tours Chicago; Build-A-Bear Workshop; Color, Inc.; Entertainment Cruises; Fifth Third Bank; Garrett Popcorn Shops; Harry Caray’s Tavern; IDOF Fresh Mediterranean; Love From USA, Inc.; Margaritaville Chicago; McDonald’s; Navy Pier; Original Rainbow Cone; Phil Stefani Signature Restaurants; Pulseworks; Seadog Ventures; Shoreline Sightseeing; Tall Ship Windy and more. Employers from each participating business will be on site to accept résumés and applications and speak with potential candidates.

While registration is free, interested individuals must register online in advance and present their free ticket upon arrival in order to access the event. A limited amount of tickets are available to job seekers on a first-come, first-served basis. Those who are unable to attend in person may apply online to certain available opportunities.

Navy Pier, which welcomed nearly 9 million guests in 2018, is once again expected to draw high foot traffic this year as more renovated physical spaces come online, including the new hotel’s rooftop venue. The Pier will also continue to offer free, one-of-a kind arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe.

For more information, visit www.navypier.org or download the free Navy Pier app for Android and iOS device users, now available in the App Store.

About Navy Pier

Located on Lake Michigan, Navy Pier is one of the top-attended nonprofit destinations in the Midwest, stretching more than six city blocks and welcoming more than 9 million guests annually. Originally opened in 1916 as a shipping and recreation facility, this Chicago landmark showcases more than 50 acres of parks, restaurants, attractions, retail shops, sightseeing and dining cruise boats, exposition facilities and more. The Pier recently celebrated its 100th anniversary with the unveiling of the iconic Centennial Wheel, Polk Bros Park, Fifth Third Bank Family Pavilion and Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. In 2019, Navy Pier continues to usher in its second century with ongoing pier-wide redevelopment efforts – including a 220-room Hilton hotel with rooftop bar, a marina and more – in addition to free, year-round arts and cultural programming designed to inspire, educate and connect communities across the city and globe. Click here to donate to Navy Pier, a 501(c)(3) organization, in support of free public programs. For more information, visit www.navypier.org or download the free Navy Pier app for Android and iOS devices.

Navy Pier Mission Statement

Navy Pier is the People’s Pier, Chicago’s lakefront treasure, welcoming all and offering dynamic and eclectic experiences through partnerships and programs that inspire discovery and wonder.

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