In-Person at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center Wednesday, March 8th 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 7TH Annual Youth Job Fair for ages 14-18 taking place on Wednesday, March 8, 2023 at the Hyannis Youth & Community Center, 141 Bassett Lane, Hyannis MA 02601 from 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM.  All are welcome to attend and admission is free!

Locally-based businesses who are hiring youths between the ages of 14-18 will be on hand with applications, ready to interview and hire the right applicants on the spot!  Professional job coaching will be available during the event in the new function room conveniently located in the Main Lobby at the HYCC. MASSHIRE Cape and Islands Career Center will lead the effort informing both employers and students about the labor laws and local workforce development programs offering 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 athttps://www.cognitoforms.com/TownOfBarnstable1/_2023YOUTHJOBFAIRBUSINESSPARTICIPANTAPPLICATION.

Businesses that have already signed up include Baxter’s Fish ‘N Chips, Chick-fil-A Cape Cod, Comfort Inn, CORD – Cape Organization for the Rights of the Disabled, Freedom Boat Club, Hyannis Yacht Club, Kandy Korner, Katie’s Ice Cream, Massachusetts Air National Guard, Osterville Fish Market, Oyster Harbors Club, Stop and Shop Supermarket, The Beach Club, The Club at New Seabury, United States Marine Corps, and YMCA Cape Cod. Businesses can contact Amy Harwood at amy.harwood@town.barnstable.ma.us for more information.

The event is timed well for employers who want to staff up early for the busy summer season and for all students including athletes who are wrapping up their winter seasons and wanting to secure summer jobs.  Students at all of the public and private high schools in the region will be invited to this free event, so stores with multiple locations and remote opportunities can benefit from participating in this event.  Over its existence, the Youth Job Fair has grown even through the Pandemic – serving more than 740 students from all over the Cape and beyond – some who attended the virtual event in 2020 from as far away as Texas.  Many participating employers return each year and regularly comment that the Youth Job Fair is a great resource to hire young and eager workers.

The Barnstable Youth Commission is a group of students representing Barnstable High School, Sturgis Charter High School and Pope 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 Youth Services 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 to the Barnstable High School.  More information is available athttp://web.townofbarnstable.us/departments/youthservices/