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City hosts job fair for Chicago summer jobs

Posted on January 5, 2016

The city has announced it will hold a job fair for Chicago summer jobs.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Park District, in collaboration with the One Summer Chicago Jobs program, will hold a job fair for teens.

Tailored for youth ages 14-18, the job fair is aimed at connecting teens to future employment opportunities, as well as preparing them for success in interviews and application processes. Activities will include resume workshops, networking, mock interviews and more. Participants should be dressed in business casual attire and bring resumes.

One highlight of the event is the “Career Ready Fashion Show,” offering viewers the dos and don’ts of work attire. It will be moderated by Chicago radio personality Kendra G. of WGCI. Other attractions also include a Parent Workshop Session, giveaways and raffles. Event partners include City of Chicago’s Department of Family and Support Services, City Colleges of Chicago, True Star Magazine, Coca Cola and more.

“One of the best ways that we can build safer and stronger communities throughout Chicago is by giving more of our young people job opportunities but also the skills and guidance they need to make the most of those opportunities. This job fair is an important part of that effort,” said Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “With the help our Park District and initiatives like One Summer Chicago, we are giving more of Chicago’s youth, not just a paycheck but also a better set of values today so they can make a better set of choices tomorrow.”

“As one of the leading providers of summer employment for youth, we feel compelled to offer the opportunity to give young people access to the tools needed for career success,” said Michael P. Kelly, Superintendent and CEO of the Chicago Park District.