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Youth job fair next month

The Youth Job Center of Evanston will hold its annual Spring Job Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, at the Evanston Public Library.

The job fair will offer local job seekers ages 16 and above the opportunity to meet with currently hiring employers including Lowe’s, Marshalls, Payless, Manpower and Rimland NFP.

The Youth Job Center of Evanston will hold its annual Spring Job Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, March 11, at the Evanston Public Library.

The job fair will offer local job seekers ages 16 and above the opportunity to meet with currently hiring employers including Lowe’s, Marshalls, Payless, Manpower and Rimland NFP.

The Spring Job Fair comes at a critical time for Chicago-area job seekers. The Chicago unemployment rate was 10.6 percent in December and has consistently been higher than the national rate. In addition, the number of teens employed in Chicago is at an all-time low.

More than 400 candidates attended the YJC’s Spring Job Fair last year. YJC Employer Outreach Coordinator Jordan Burghardt says she expects this fair to draw as many or more job seekers looking for relief during this difficult economic time.

“Now more than ever increasing numbers of teenagers and young adults are in need of assistance in finding work,” she said. “By providing a fair full of quality employers who are ready to hire and individuals who are equipped to work, we are hoping to benefit both parties with our services during this crucial time.”

Employers must be currently hiring in order to attend the YJC job fair. Employers will represent industries such as retail, staffing, healthcare and shipping with applications for both seasonal and permanent positions.

Resumes and professional dress are strongly recommended. Job-seekers should arrive no later than 3:30 p.m. to allow enough time to meet with employers. The fair is free to all participants.

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