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Disaster jobs

SBA is hiring damage verifiers, lawyers, paralegals and legal assistants, loan specialists, customer service representatives, information technology specialists, and more! Most of the jobs are located at SBA disaster field operations centers in Sacramento, Dallas, Atlanta, and Buffalo, or in the areas affected by the recent hurricanes. Bilingual language skills are a plus.

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 Upcoming events

Click the event title to register. All times are in the Central Time Zone.

Wednesday, Sept. 27: Veterans Small Business Roadshow
9 a.m., Southwestern Illinois College, 2500 Carlyle Ave., Belleville

Wednesday, Sept. 27: How to Apply for a Small Business Loan
10 a.m., Shops at North Bridge – Microsoft Store, 520 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago

Wednesday, Sept. 27: Certification Process for Minority and Women-Owned Businesses
4 p.m., Bethel New Life, 1140 N. Lamon, Chicago (To register, call Curtis Roeschley at 773-413-3344 or email

Thursday, Sept. 28: Veterans Small Business Road Show
9 a.m., Illinois Wesleyan University, 1211 Park St., Bloomington

Thursday, Sept. 28: Starting a Business in Illinois
6 p.m., Bellwood Public Library, 600 Bohland Ave., Bellwood

Friday, Sept. 29: IRS Southern Illinois Tax Symposium (Click Small Business Development Center to register.)
7:30 a.m., Meridian Ballroom in the Morris University Center, 6 Hairpin Drive, Edwardsville (Note: This event, sponsored by the Metro East SBDC at SIUE, costs $90 to attend.)

Friday, Sept. 29: HR Essentials for Small Business
10 a.m., SBA Illinois District Office, 500 W. Madison St. Suite 1150, Chicago

Tuesday, Oct. 3: What Business/Personal Insurance is Necessary?
10 a.m., Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive Suite 201, Lisle

Wednesday, Oct. 4: Email Marketing for Small Businesses
12 p.m., College of Lake County, 1120 S. Milwaukee Ave., Room V328, Vernon Hills (Note: This event costs $25 to attend.)

Wednesday, Oct. 4: Starting a Business in Illinois
3 p.m., PeoriaNEXT Innovation Center, 1st Floor, 801 W. Main St., Peoria (Call 309-677-2992 to register.)

Thursday, Oct. 5: Nine Rules of Branding
9 a.m., Online

Thursday, Oct. 5: Personal Accountability
11:30 a.m., 3030 Frank Scott Parkway, Belleville (This event costs $5 to attend.)

Thursday, Oct. 5: Navigating Bid Match
1 p.m., Online

Monday, Oct. 9: Bid to Win
1 p.m, Center for Entrepreneurship, 2525 Cabot Drive Suite 201, Lisle