Sixth annual Teen Job Fair set for March 24

If you know of a teenager looking for a job, be sure to let them know about the sixth annual Teen Job Fair in downtown Minneapolis.

The March 24 event offers teens ages 14-19 an opportunity to meet employers from area businesses and organizations, find out about jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities, pick up job applications, and attend workshops on finding job leads, filling out job applications, and polishing interview skills. Parents and guardians are welcome to attend as well. 

The fair is Saturday, March 24 from noon - 3 p.m. at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall. Admission is free.

Participating businesses and organizations include the Conservation Corps of Minnesota, the Cookie Cart, the Job Corps, Juxtaposition Arts, KFAI Radio, Lunds and Byerlys, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Minneapolis Parks & Recreation Board Teen Teamworks, and others.  For the complete roster:  http://www.hclib.org/teens/TeenJobFairExhibitors.cfm

Free workshops for teens also will be presented. Kate Trigger from Minneapolis Workforce Centers’ Youth Zone will present “Get a Job Now.” Staff from businesses and organizations will offer tips on completing job applications, interview skills, and how to find job leads at a “Who We Hire” panel discussion.

There will also be a book display and a book list of teen job hunting resources available at Hennepin County libraries.

Teens who have a resume should bring it with them in case they will be filling out job applications. Young people are not required to dress up for the job fair; however, the fair can be an opportunity to make a good first impression with a prospective employer. Last year, more than 1,000 teens attended the job fair. 

The Teen Job Fair will be held on the second floor of the library. For more information, visit http://www.hclib.org/teens/TeenJobFair.cfm

 

Published Mar 14, 2012