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City seeks businesses to hire teens

The city is seeking businesses and non-profit organizations to participate in the mahyor’s Summer Youth Job Fair.

Businesses interested in participating in the Job Fair and Summer Youth Employment Program should complete Job Specification Forms and return them to the Human Relations Commission no later than April 10. Forms are available by calling the Human Relations Commission, (847) 866-2920.

The city is seeking businesses and non-profit organizations to participate in the mahyor’s Summer Youth Job Fair.

Businesses interested in participating in the Job Fair and Summer Youth Employment Program should complete Job Specification Forms and return them to the Human Relations Commission no later than April 10. Forms are available by calling the Human Relations Commission, (847) 866-2920.

The job fair is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 22 at the Evanston Civic Center, 2100 Ridge Ave.

The Commission will assist businesses that cannot attend the Job Fair by identifying volunteers to attend in their places. Evanston employers may be eligible for the City’s 50/50 Program in which the City pays half of a teen’s salary or $3.25 per hour.

To be eligible, an employer must be Evanston-based with an equal employment philosophy and written statement. Employers must agree to abide by the Child Labor Law. Non-for-profit agencies and faith-based organizations are welcomed employers. Participating employers will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the program.

Last year, 63 teens were employed by local businesses and organizations, including Northwestern University, the Salvation Army and St. Francis Hospital.

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program was created in 1992 to provide summer employment opportunities for Evanston youth. Since that time, approximately 1,800 Evanston youth between the ages of 14 through 18 have been hired by the City of Evanston and local businesses to perform a variety of jobs to include bank receptionists, office assistants, maintenance, data entry, computer installation and problem solving, camp counselors and aides, building maintenance/custodial, painting, community clean-up and grounds maintenance.

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