United Way hosts Youth Hiring Fair
United Way Partnership for Youth will host their third annual Youth Hiring Fair on Thursday, March 15, at the Boys & Girls Club, 1710 Second St., Wausau.
Several area high schools are participating and nearly 500 students will attend throughout the day. Any youth seeking employment is encouraged to attend between 9-11 a.m. or 12-2 p.m. and should plan to spend approximately one hour at the event.
Forty-one companies seeking part-time, seasonal and full-time employees, or who participate with youth apprenticeship programs will be on-site. Students will have the chance to meet with employers and complete applications. Companies may conduct interviews during the Hiring Fair. Two local experts will present on applications, cover letters and resumes.
United Way Partnership for Youth members see this opportunity as a win/win. Young people are seeking employment and companies are looking to fill positions. This event brings them together in one place to facilitate that match.
According to Deanna Schuette, United Way Community Impact Director, “United Way’s ALICE Report has identified more than 40% of families in our community as struggling to make ends meet. For some teens, a job with fair wages can be critically important to their family’s financial well-being. For others, it’s a first step on a career path.”