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At job fair, Starbucks CEO, rapper Common swap stories with city youth

At job fair, Starbucks CEO, rapper Common swap stories with city youth

It was a surreal moment for 20-year-old Kristopher Williams when he found himself sitting elbow-to-elbow with rapper Common, who in turn sat beside Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, at a round table meant to encourage dialogue between corporate leaders and the young people they worry they're leaving behind. "I was trying to contain myself, but inside I was grinning ear to ear," said Williams, a South Sider and "huge" Common fan. "One of the people that I look up to is sitting right next to me, and I'm having a heart-to-heart conversation with him." His was one of 12 round tables set up at McCormick Place on Thursday as the job fair kicking off the...

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