In-Person at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center – Thursday, March 3rd, 2:30-5:00 PM
Limited Space Available for Businesses that Hire 14-18 year olds – Participation is FREE
The Barnstable Youth Commission presents the 6TH Annual Youth Job Fair for ages 14-18 taking place on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM. All are welcome to attend and admission is free!
The goal is to create an annual resource for job-seeking youth throughout the region to access job opportunities, job coaching and advice about entering the workforce; and for businesses that support the Youth Commission’s efforts to facilitate and encourage eager and qualified candidates to fill year-round and summer positions.
Locally-based businesses who are hiring youth between the ages of 14-18 will be on hand with applications, ready to interview and hire the right applicants. Professional job coaching will be available during the event to answer questions about labor laws, and offer guidance to students in being successful with their first job. There are limited spaces for employers who are hiring for paid positions for this age group and participation is free. Online applications are available at https://www.cognitoforms.com/TownOfBarnstable1/_2022youthjobfairbusinessparticipantapplication. Businesses can contact Amy Harwood at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Youth Commission plans to hold this event in person this year, due to the strong recommendations of past employer participants who want to staff up for the busy summer season. It is also timed well for student athletes who are wrapping up their winter seasons and wanting to secure summer jobs. Students at all public and private high schools in the region will be invited to this free event, so stores with multiple locations can benefit from participating in this event. More than 230 students attended the last in-person event held in 2020.
The Barnstable Youth Commission is a group of students representing youth in the Town of Barnstable whose members are appointed by the Town Council. The Youth Commission is administered through the Recreation Division of the Community Services Department. Their goal is to work towards furthering the needs of the youth and making the Town a better place for the youth of today and tomorrow. Accomplishments include hosting annual events such as the Youth Job Fair, 7th Grade Youth Summit, Community Substance Abuse Prevention Forum, and One Love training to address relationship safety. More information is available at www.townofbarnstable.us/departments/youthservices.