The latest in a series of events targeting the region's unemployed will be hosted by Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka this week. Topinka recently announced plans for Employment Expo: Metro East, an event that will highlight employment opportunities with more than 40 employers and offer free professional development workshops to help with resume writing, interviewing, and networking.

Employment Expo: Metro East will be held from 11 am until 3 pm on January 10th on the N.O. Nelson Campus located at 600 Troy Road in Edwardsville. For more information you can contact Allen Adomite in the comptroller's office at 618-791-5839 or visit