Job fair aims to put 100 teens to work this summer
YAKIMA, Wash. – Finding a job is hard for everyone with the state's unemployment at 9.5 percent but it is always an extra challenge for teens. Today's Youth Career and Job Fair hopes to make it easier for them this summer.
Over 200 students attended the career fair which hoped to place 100 teens into a part-time job working 20 hours a week, for four weeks. Businesses offer up the positions to qualified students, promising them employment for the summer. Some agree to give work with others donate money to help make the $685 given for that job.
In addition to finding work, there were services to help students develop skills for future employment. Information about colleges and universities as well as what companies expect from employees will also be available.