More than 30 businesses have signed up for free space to recruit young employees (ages 14-18) at the 7TH Annual Youth Job Fair taking place on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center (HYCC) from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM.  Students from Barnstable High School will be transported directly to the HYCC after school and surrounding communities have been invited to send young jobseekers. All are welcome to attend and admission is free!

Students can expect to find Barnstable Youth Commissioners greeting them at the HYCC Lobby where they can scan a QR code to sign in. Representatives from MassHire, the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce and Cape Organization for the Rights of the Disabled (CORD) will be on-hand to conduct job coaching workshops during the event, offering guidance to students in being successful with their first job and to participating businesses in providing information on labor laws and workforce development programs.  The Exhibit Hall will contain a table for each business; the ones who are hiring 14/15+ will be situated on one side of the room and 16-18+ on the other side for efficiency. Employers will be ready to offer applications and answer questions. The Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority has a “Plan Your Route” app on their website that students can use to get to the Job Fair and to many of the business locations represented. A Digital Job Board with a listing of participating businesses and the job opportunities for each age group can be viewed at .

Participating businesses that have signed up are: Barnstable County AmeriCorps Cape Cod, Barnstable Recreation Division, Baxter’s Fish ‘N Chips, Cape Home And Personal Services LLC, Chapter House Cape Cod, Chick-fil-A Cape Cod, Comfort Inn, CORD – Cape Organization for the Rights of the Disabled, Dennis Golf, Four Seas Ice Cream, Freedom Boat Club, Hyannis Fire Department, Hyannis Harbor Tours, Inc. d/b/a Hy-Line Cruises, Hyannis Whale Watcher Cruises, Hyannis Yacht Club, JWL LLC, Kandy Korner, Katie’s Ice Cream, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Osterville Fish Market, Oyster Harbors Club, Pizza Barbone, Polar Cave Ice Cream Parlour, Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis/ Irish Village, Sail Cape Cod, Stop and Shop Supermarket, Sun Retreats Dennis Port, The Beach Club, The Club at New Seabury, United States Marine Corps, and YMCA Cape Cod.

There are still a few spaces available for employers who are hiring paid positions for this age group and participation is free.  Online applications are available at   Businesses can contact Amy Harwood at for more information.

The Barnstable Youth Commission is a group of students representing Barnstable High School, Sturgis Charter High Schools East and West and Saint John Paul II High School whose members are appointed by the Town Council and advised by members of the community.  The Youth Commission is administered through the Recreation Division of the Community Services Department.  Their goal is to work with town officials, appointed and elected, towards furthering the goals of the youth and making the Town a better place for the youth of today and tomorrow.  Accomplishments include producing the annual 7th Grade Youth Summit, Community Substance Abuse Prevention Forums, introducing the One Love Foundation program to address relationship safety at local high schools.  More information is available at