National Youth Job Fair Day
Nationwide Summer Job Fair for Youth on May 10th
Labor Secretary Hilda L. Solis to host online discussion about summer jobs - During a Google+ hangout on May 10, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis will host a virtual roundtable discussion with employers, nonprofit leaders and young people about the administration's Summer Jobs+ initiative and the positive impact of summer jobs. Read the press release »
The NAWB is working with the Department of Labor to promote a nationwide Youth Summer Job Fair on May 10. While this does not give you a great deal of lead time, we hope that you will be able to participate in this event by holding a Youth Summer Job Fair on that date. NAWB and the Department of Labor will be publicizing the event through the national press, and hope to have as many events as possible.
If you can hold a Youth Summer Job Fair on May 10, please let us know by filing this brief application form. The only information you have to supply is the name and location of your WIB, but we do give you the opportunity to provide more information on the logistics of your event, so that we can supply that information if we are asked. If you know that your organization will participate but don't have all the details, click here to simply submit your organization's name and location.
Make sure to reach out to your local Goodwill organizations as many of them will be coordinating job fair opportunities as part of national Goodwill Industries Week during the first week of May, May 6-12.
If you plan to partner with your local Goodwill sites, be sure to indicate this in the National Youth Job Fair Day registration form.
As you probably know, the Department of Labor has built a Summer Jobs Bank with information about employers that have pledged to provide youth with summer jobs. You can click here to see if there are any employers listed that you want to invite to your event. The website will be fully launched in early May, at which point you will be able to see participating employers and job pledges by geographic area.
In an effort to support local outreach to employers and jobseekers through your local media outlets, the Department of Labor has supplied NAWB with a quote from Assistant Secretary Jane Oates regarding the participation of local WIBs in this effort and a document that thoroughly describes the SummerJobs+ Bank.
We hope to do follow-up publicity after the event, so be sure to collect information on the number of employers and youth attending, the number of jobs employers were trying to fill, and the number of jobs actually filled at the event.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via e-mail or call 202-857-7900.