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Almost winter — but time to think of summer jobs

The Youth Job Center of Evanston will host its first Summer Camp Job Fair from 2 to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 1, at the Evanston Public Library.

The job fair will offer local job seekers ages 14 and above the opportunity to meet with employers seeking to fill job openings — including YMCA Camp Echo, YJC Summer Tutors, Ridgeville Park District, Skokie Park District, Camp White Eagle, Camp Shaw-Waw-Nas-See, Holiday Home Camp & Outdoor Wisconsin Leadership School, American Camping Association and Northern Suburban Special Recreation Association.

YJC Employer Outreach Coordinator Jordan Burghardt says she expects this fair to draw 300 or more job seekers looking for summer jobs. “This job fair is specifically tailored for high school jobseekers and people looking for summer seasonal employment. We decided to begin offering this job fair after the lack of employers who hired 14-to-18-year-olds at our Fall Job Fair,” she said. “We want to make sure they have access to job opportunities as well, and highlight our jobseekers to summer camps and seasonal employment in the area.”

Employers must be currently hiring in order to attend the YJC job fair. Employers will present applications for positions.

The Summer Camp Job Fair is open to all job-seekers but geared specifically for those young people seeking summer seasonal positions with summer camps and the park district. Resumes and appropriate dress are strongly recommended. Job-seekers should arrive no later than 4:30 p.m. to allow enough time to meet with employers. The fair is free to all participants.

The Youth Job Center of Evanston prepares youth ages 14-25 for success in the workplace through job-readiness, placement and employment support in partnership with employers.

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