Hire Community Fair: Including Restored Citizens

The Hire Community Fair: Including Restored Citizens, brought to you by the DeKalb Chamber Leadership Academy, Sir Donald Foundation, and More Than 23 is for employers seeking candidates for internship/co-op, full-time, and part-time positions.  Employers are encouraged to consider hiring restored citizens who may have prior convictions on their record and are now taking steps toward future success.

No entrance fee for candidates. No RSVP required for candidates to attend. NIU students and alumni, students from other universities/community colleges, and community members are welcome to attend.

*This will be an in-person event, pending state and federal guidelines at the time of the event.

Parking: Included in event registration fee. No parking pass required. 

Employer Fees and Deadlines:

Employer Registration Deadline: May 25, 2022; if the fair reaches capacity at an earlier date, registration will close and a waitlist will be created.

Online Registration Links: 

Current NIU Employer Partners: Log in to Huskies Get Hired (expedited registration).

New Employers to NIU: Log in to Huskies Get Hired to sign up and register.

Employer Registration includes: 1 six-foot, uncovered table; 2 attendees; parking; and Wi-Fi access.  Additional purchase options:  extra attendees, extra tables. (Electricity not available.)

Employer Registration Rates:

Platinum Partner Package: $1000.00; includes listed fair amenities *plus* organization logo featured in event marketing online and the day of the Fair.

Premium Package: $200.00; includes listed fair amenities and helps us allow other organizations that may not have the budget for the event to be in attendance at no or lower cost.

Standard Package: $125.00

Restored Citizens Employer Package: $75.00; For employers who are able to hire candidates with prior convictions. These employers will be invited to a webinar to learn some of the benefits and protections that are available if willing to hire those with prior convictions.

Non-Profit/Government Package: $25.00

Employer Additional Purchase Items:

Additional Recruiters (two included with registration): $10 per recruiter
Additional Table: $10 – Employers bringing more than 3 recruiters must purchase a second table.

Payment: MasterCard, Visa, American Express and checks accepted. Registration is not final until payment has been received. 

Cancellation Fee: Cancellations received after May 25, 2022, will result in a $25 late cancellation fee.

No Shows: Registration fees will not be refunded.

Posting Jobs: Please post your job opportunities for candidates to view by using the JOBS tab in the navigation panel of your Huskies Get Hired (Symplicity) account.


Wednesday, June 1 at 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center, Northern Illinois University 231 N. Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb, IL, 60115

Event Type

Fairs and Expos



Target Audience

Students, Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public, Prospective Students



Career Services
Contact Name

Catherine Doederlein

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