MEDIA ADVISORY

Contact: Rose Lindsay, communications (W) 612.673.5015 (C) 612.250.8661

April 13, 2017

For Immediate Release

Over 700 Twin Cities Metro Area Youth Expected to Attend 11th Annual Minneapolis Teen Job and Opportunity Fair on Saturday, April 22

Enhancements made to streets, alleys, bikeways and sidewalks

 

What:              On Saturday, April 22, over 700 teens are expected to attend the 11th annual Minneapolis Teen Job and Opportunity Fair taking place at the Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The event is free to attend and pre-registration is not required.

The Minneapolis Teen Job and Opportunity Fair is a great way for teens aged 14 to 19 to connect to job-search resources and find out more about available volunteer, internship, training, and employment opportunities.  More than forty businesses and organizations are expected to exhibit including Lunds and Byerly’s, TJ Maxx, HyVee, North Memorial Hospital, Minneapolis Park and Recreation and Mall of America. 

                        Teens should come dressed to impress, prepared to network with potential employers, and distribute resumes.  New to the event this year is an on-site prep rally or an opportunity for teens to meet with a career coach and prepare for the Teen Job Fair. Coaches will work help youth maximize their experience by targeting their resumes, recommending which employer booths to visit, and preparing them for face-to-face meetings.

                        A complete list of exhibitors can be found on the City of Minneapolis website.  The event can also be followed on social media by using the hashtag #MplsTeenJobFair.

When:             Saturday, April 22, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

                        Agenda

                        9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Teen Prep Rally onsite (Best Buy Learning Lab, 1st Floor)
Get ready to job search. Target your resume, get ready to interview, and prep with your career coach.

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Interactive Workshop: Top Tips for Teens
Fashion Show, Communication and Trending Industries

11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. 
Job Fair Open

Where:            Hennepin County Library - Minneapolis Central
300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, 55401
Second Floor

MORE:             The Teen Job Fair is produced by City of Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development Department (CPED), Hennepin County, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED), Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis Youth Congress, and Minneapolis Youth Coordinating Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published Apr 13, 2017

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