Weld County Recruiting Employers For March Job Fair For Young Adults

For immediate release

Date: January 27, 2017
Contact: Office of Government, Policy and Public Relations
Bill Thoennes at (303) 318-8004; Cher Haavind at (303) 318-8003; Elvira Gonzales with Employment Services of Weld County at (970) 400-6714.
Web:  www.colorado.gov/cdle

(GREELEY) – Employment Services of Weld County is seeking employers to participate in the 17th annual Teen Job Fair to be held Wednesday, March 8th, at Island Grove Event Center, 421 North 15th Avenue in Greeley from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

The event is anticipated to draw hundreds of young adults between the ages of 14-21 to meet with employers offering a variety of employment opportunities, internships and resources. In fact, employers can staff up easily and quickly by participating in this free event.

Each summer, employers throughout Weld County provide a diverse selection of jobs to young adults. There are both full-time and part-time seasonal jobs, volunteer opportunities and internships available for youth.

“We’re looking for employers with a diversity of job opportunities for young adults,” says Elvira Gonzalez, a Business Services Representative with Employment Services of Weld County.  “If you have full-time or part-time job opportunities, internships or need volunteers, I would like to talk with you about participating in this year’s job fair.  We have young adults who would love the opportunity to work for you.”

This annual job fair for youth is offered as a part of the Governor’s Summer Job Hunt, a vital link between classroom learning and actual on-the-job experience.  The program is a collaborative effort with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and is designed to match young people’s skills and interests with employment opportunities.  Last year, Employment Services of Weld County assisted thousands of young people in their summer job search.

“This program has helped more than half a million young people since it began in 1981,” says Steve Wright, Governor's Summer Job Hunt Coordinator/Youth Coordinator for Colorado Department of Labor and Employment. “Everyone has stories to tell about their first summer job experience.  We want to help make sure that the thousands of teens we assist this summer will have good stories to recount in the years ahead.”

To learn more about the Teen Job Fair, which is a collaborative effort with the City of Greeley and the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, please call Elvira Gonzalez at (970) 400-6714.