Sunny weather wasn’t enough to distract hundreds of young job seekers from attending the SF Summer Jobs+ Resource Fair (instead of going to the beach!) this past Saturday. More than 500 youth turned up, eager to increase their chances of landing a summer job.
“It’s great to see so many motivated young people here today, ” said Matt Poland, director of United Way’s MatchBridge youth-employment program. “We’re helping youth put their best foot forward – not just in their search for summer employment, but connecting them with the tools and resources that can benefit them throughout their careers.”
The Resource Fair is part of SF Summer Jobs+, the call-to-action by Mayor Ed Lee and United Way of the Bay Area to create 5,000 meaningful work opportunities for youth this summer. Youth can apply and Bay Area employers can post jobs at www.HireSFYouth.org.
United Way Chief Operating Officer Eric McDonnell, said, “Thank you to our nonprofit partners, who are doing the heavy lifting in this effort. They are providing young job seekers with essential supports.”
Dozens of volunteers, representing more than 20 local employers, also pitched in to help youth improve their resumes and cover letters, complete job applications, practice interview skills, and much more.
Click to view the 90-second news segment about the Resource Fair by CBS-5 TV.
Click below to see a photo gallery from the fair.
Know a young person who needs help with their job search? Encourage him or her to call 211 or visit www.HireSFYouth.org to connect with SF Summer Jobs+.