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Hispanic Heritage Month – September 15 to October 15, 2022

Illinois Department of Central Management Services (CMS) is proud to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM) from September 15 – October 15, 2022. Throughout this month, CMS will celebrate HHM highlighting the contributions of the Latinx community in government and public service. We invite you to check back for more content, programming and employee spotlights.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Hispanic Alliance for Career Enrichment Hispanic Heritage Month Kick- Off

Join our Hispanic Employment Plan Advisory Council member and President of the Hispanic Alliance for Career Enrichment in a lunch-hour webinar.

You will gain an overview on Latinos in the USA, their contributions to the economy and overall society, hear what employers need to consider, and key action to take during HHM and year-round!

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Saturday, September 17, 2022

City of Kankakee Hispanic Heritage Month 2022 Celebration

Join CMS and other sister agencies as we promote State employment opportunities and resources.

Visit our booth at the Kankakee Train Depot from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.

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Thursday, September 22, 2022

Harold Washington College’s Social Justice Volunteer and Career Fair

CMS continues to partner with Harold Washington College, a City Colleges of Chicago campus that holds national designation as a Hispanic Serving Institution.

Our Diversity and Inclusion team will join to share our mission, discuss employment and internship opportunities and promote advocacy through public service.

Want to connect with students? Email for more details!

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Outreach and Recruitment: Inclusive Language in Recruitment

This month, D&I will share lessons learned from Latinx-centered outreach.

The call will provide participants with an overview of best practices and lessons learned while creating authentic relationships in communities and developing outreach programs.

Contact for WebEx Link.

Saturday, October 1, 2022

Hispanic Women of Springfield’s Hispanic Heritage Reception

CMS will continue to strengthen relationships with its outreach partner, the Hispanic Women of Springfield.

Program details will be posted on this page as they become available.

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Friday, Oct 7, 2022

Illinois Association of Hispanic State Employees (IAHSE), 34th Annual Training Conference

CMS is a proud sponsor of this year’s conference and will be presenting on State employment application processes.

We will also have a table to promote employment opportunities during the career fair component of the day’s events. We hope to see you there!

Tuesday, Oct 11, 2022

CMS Connections in Action!

CMS is partnering with the City of Kankakee’s Hispanic Business Leaders Monthly Workshops to connect for State employment promotion and introduction of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Latinx Business Development Manager. The program will be held at the Kankakee Public Library 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Friday, October 14, 2022

CMS Conversations, Live Webinar| From Exclusion to Inclusion: Hispanic, Latina, Latino & Latinx

Join CMS’ Diversity & Inclusion during the lunch hour for a live webinar with special guests who will help us walk through what is Hispanic Heritage Month, the evolving terminology and continued inclusion efforts of the Latinx community.

CMS Live Conversations Direct Link:

Webinar number: 2450 112 5798 | Webinar password: CMSHHM22 (26744623 from phones)

Join by phone: +1-312-535-8110 | Access code: 245 011 25798

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Saturday, October 15, 2022

State Representative Delia C. Ramirez’ Hispanic Heritage Month Career Fair

Visit CMS’ Diversity & Inclusion booth and learn more about employment opportunities at the State of Illinois.

Program details will be posted on this page as they become available.