IDCA to host job fairs in New York, Dallas

IDCA trio L to R Sreenivas Kattragadda, Praveen Madikundam & Jagan Bukkaraju
IDCA trio L to R Sreenivas Kattragadda, Praveen Madikundam & Jagan Bukkaraju

CHICAGO: Founded four years ago by a group of Indian American technocrats, Indo American Community Service (IACS) in Chicagoland is now set to test waters out of Illinois by hosting one of its flagship events – Diversity Job Fairs – in New York and Dallas, TX.

Talking to Indian news media at a Mahatma Gandhi Marg restaurant on Devon Avenue, Jagan Bukkaraju, IACS Secretary, said the job fairs in Dallas and NY are in addition to the one that IACS plans for Chicago at Hilton in Downtown coming October 28, with huge corporate support and sponsorships.

Jagan said that the job fairs in NY and Dallas would be possibly for the first time and that this will provide a good platform for corporate employers and intending interns, entry level job seekers and even executives exploring improved positions. Compared to the Chicago Fair, which has been there for the past three years, the NY and Dallas events may be on a somewhat smaller scale but IACS is assured of good corporate sponsorship and participation.

Touching upon the October fair in Chicago, Jagan pointed out that the prospective candidates could meet, talk and interview hiring mangers and HR personnel from 50 plus companies which would include Allstate, WW Grainger, Exelon, BP, AT & T, ITW PepsiCo, PNC, L&T, Technologies, Wipro, Info Tech, Roosevelt University and Chicago State University among others.

“Participating companies have open positions for entry level, mid-career level and senior leveling different fields of activities ranging from information technology, finance- accounts, engineering, health care, marketing and sales,” said Praveen Madikundam, an IADS executive team member. He said that the IACS job fairs in Chicago as well in Dallas and New York are open to all qualified job seekers.

Sreenivas Kattragadda, IACS President, said expectations are that the number of potential job seekers could reach the 1200 mark. The figure for last year was about 1000 while in the previous year the number was close to 600. “Every year we are bettering our mark and this is one of the reasons that some of the top American corporations have blessed us with their sponsorships,” he added.

Registered participants will also have an opportunity to participate in free resume critiquing and career counseling sessions conducted by experienced staffing professionals, Sreenivas said. Highlights of the career fair include a breakout session and panel discussion on career advancement skills featuring top industry experts.

IACS, based in the Greater Chicago area, has as its mission to nurture and foster development of the South Asian community in the region through job fairs, women’s empowerment forums, student internships and professional networking opportunities, pointed out Jagan Bukkaraju

Entry to the job fair is free but all employment seekers are required to register for the event. Employment seekers can register for the Third Annual IACS Diversity Job Fair at

Ramesh Soparawala
India Post News Service

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