Job Fair for Teens Saturday at Central Library
January 2, 2008 (MINNEAPOLIS, MN)—A job fair for teens, ages 14-19, will be held on Saturday, January 5, noon-4 p.m. at the Minneapolis Central Library, 300 Nicollet Mall. The event is sponsored by the City of Minneapolis, State of Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Minneapolis Public Library and Achieve! Minneapolis.
Participants will have the opportunity to talk to local businesses and organizations about job opportunities, college options and careers. Workshops on job-seeking skills and library career resources will also be offered.
"The City works with a number of partners to assist adult job seekers and provide job opportunities for youth, so they can explore potential careers and get the solid work experience they need in order to have a bright, prosperous future," said Council Member Scott Benson, Chair of the City’s Health, Energy and Environment Committee. "We’re working today to prepare teens for tomorrow," he added.
"We’re thrilled to host the second Teen Job Fair and provide a variety of options and information to teens," said Teen Central Librarian Christy Mulligan. "We really enjoy partnering with so many great local organizations and look forward to a busy afternoon at the library."
Some of the participating vendors in the fair include Bachman’s, American Indian OIC, The Link, Teen Teamwork – MPRB, Community Action of Minneapolis/Ben & Jerry’s, Minneapolis Police Department, St. Paul Public Library, Tree Trust, Mall of America, Goodwill Easter Seals and STEP-UP.
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Contact: Krista Bergert, Communications, CPED, (612) 673-5015
Published Jan. 2, 2008