Evanston youth age 14 to 18 years can apply for hundreds of summer jobs at the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair on Saturday, March 28, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave.

More than 40 employers providing summer and year-round employment will be present, including NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwestern University, McGaw YMCA, Salvation Army-Evanston, YoFresh Yogurt Cafe and Cinemark/Century Theatres.

To be eligible to attend the job fair, a teen must be enrolled in school, be at least 14 years of age when the program begins on June 8 and live in ZIP codes 60201 or 60202.

Youth age 17 and 18 years are especially encouraged to attend the job fair, as many opportunities exist for both summer and year-round employment.

Attendees can fill out a Summer Youth Employment Program application in advance, which will expedite the process at the job fair. Applications are available at

Students can increase their chances of being hired and get an opportunity to jump the line at the job fair by attending a Pre-Fair Resume & Interview Skills Workshop, sponsored by the Youth Job Center. Workshops will be held at ETHS on Wednesday, March 11 and 18 at 4 p.m., and Saturday, March 21, at 9 a.m. and 10:35 a.m. Register at

Last year, with the help of community organizations and local businesses, as well as partnerships with ETHS and the Youth Job Center, more than 600 Evanston youth attended the event and more than 1,000 summer and year-round employment opportunities were available.

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