The Airport Expo and Job Fair

The Airport Expo and Job Fair is the largest forum of the year for jobseekers and entrepreneurs ready to watch their career take off at Chicago’s airports. Thursday, May 16, 2024, from 10 am to 2 pm @ the UIC Forum.

Job seekers will have the chance to meet companies seeking employees of all levels of experience for positions at O’Hare and Midway. Local businesses will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • FIND new contracting opportunities at O’Hare and Midway for your small business
  • INTERVIEW and APPLY for jobs with airlines, cargo operators, concessionaries, construction firms, security companies and more
  • LEARN about the City of Chicago’s diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives, and how a certification can help your small business
    • Disadvantaged Business Owned Enterprise (DBE)
    • Minority-Owned Business Enterprise (MBE)
    • Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE)
    • Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise (VBE)
    • Business Enterprises Owned by People with Disabilities (BEPD)
  • MEET the construction managers building the O’Hare and Midway of tomorrow


  • Jobseekers of all levels
  • Small business owners who need help obtaining minority business certifications to break into the airport business


  • Resumes
  • Business cards
  • Your best elevator pitch!