Oct. 15, 2012
-- Jewish Vocational Service, an organization that helps a diverse population explore career choices and find jobs, will honor Jack Lavin, Chief of Staff for Governor Quinn, at their annual Strictly Business Luncheon on Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 11:30 a.m. at the Standard Club in Chicago. The luncheon will bring together business leaders, sponsors and guests with a common interest in assisting unemployed and underemployed workers.
“Jack’s vision to provide sustained support for agencies like JVS to deliver the necessary training and job placement activities for our clients and all job seekers is unsurpassed,”
said Barry S. Maram, co-chair of Strictly Business. “JVS is at the forefront of the battle against unemployment, and is a key partner for the State of Illinois in job preparedness training and career coaching. The innovative strategies used by JVS, coupled with its proven success in increasing the employability of Chicago-area residents, is a perfect example of what government-nonprofit partnerships can deliver in Illinois,” said Lavin.
The luncheon features keynote speaker, Bethany McLean, contributing editor of Vanity Fair magazine and well-known for her work on the Enron scandal. McLean is the co-author, with former Fortune colleague Peter Elkind, of Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room, exposing the corrupt business practices of Enron officials, and co-author with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera of All the Devils are Here about the 2008 financial crisis The emcee is Leah Hope, ABC-7 News.
Proceeds from the luncheon will supplement JVS Chicago’s resources, enabling the agency to respond to increased requests for service, expand program offerings throughout the Chicago area, and create new initiatives to help job seekers be competitive in this churning marketplace. Tickets are $125 to attend the luncheon. For information on sponsorships, to purchase a ticket or to make a contribution, call (312) 673-3443.
JVS Chicago, a nonsectarian, non-profit agency, is affiliated with and receives support from the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago.