Hyde Park is Hiring Event Matches Candidates with Local Jobs

Despite the early rain showers, the Hyde Park is Hiring event in Harper Court on Tuesday, June 29 attracted many candidates to meet with local businesses hiring for a variety of restaurant, retail, and administrative positions.


Representatives from 14 Parish, Busted Bra Shop, the David Rubenstein Forum and Quadrangle Club at The University of Chicago, Ivy Residences, Ja’ Grill, Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria & Brewery, Kemit Academy, Kilwins, Love & Light Cafe, Mac Properties, MBC Financial Strategies, Native Foods Cafe, Philz Coffee, Trader Joe’sThe Silver RoomSophy Hotel, The Study Hotel, sweetgreen, and Wesley’s Shoes all staffed tables to informally meet with job candidates, answer questions, and in some cases make on-the-spot hires.


Organized by the University of Chicago’s Commercial Real Estate Operations (CREO) and Office of Civic Engagement (OCE) teams, the event was co-sponsored by Downtown Hyde Park, the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, the South East Chicago Commission (SECC), and the offices of 4th ward Alderman Sophia King and 5th ward Alderman Leslie Hairston.


If you are a job seeker and were not able to attend the event, a list of local businesses and open positions is available here.


Alyssa Berman-Cutler (UChicago OCE) and Amy Srodon (UChicago CREO) staffed the Hyde Park is Hiring Event. Photo by Eddie Quinones.


A hiring representative from the Sophy Hotel meets a job candidate. Photo by Eddie Quinones.


Latasha Sampson from The Quadrangle Club connects with a prospective job applicant. Photo by Eddie Quinones.


Philz Coffee was one of the participating businesses in the hiring event. Photo by Eddie Quinones.


An attendee at the hiring event fills in a job application. Photo by Eddie Quinones.


A hiring representative from Ja’ Grill meets a job candidate. Photo by Eddie Quinones.


Bennie Currie from MBC Financial Strategies is hiring for an office assistant. Photo by Eddie Quinones.