A Community Youth Job Fair is coming to Santa Monica High School. Sponsored by the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce, the April 26 event will be held from 3:30-6pm in the school’s cafeteria, 601 Pico Blvd.
Santa Monica businesses will recruit motivated youth, ages 14-24, for seasonal summer and permanent jobs, both part and full time. The Job Fair is being coordinated for the Chamber of Commerce by the WorkSource Center in West Hollywood, which is operated by the Jewish Family Vocational Services. This is second time the Chamber and the City have partnered together to sponsor this event. It is hoped efforts like this will help stem gang violence in Santa Monica by helping youth with job development and employment. The City and local non-profit agencies have been assisting with youth outreach for the Job Fair and with job preparation workshops, aimed particularly at Pico Neighborhood youth.
The City’s Community Services Program Coordinator Moira McCormack told the Mirror, “Last year about 350 youth attended the Job Fair and over 55 were placed” in positions. She then mentioned that so far six employers will be returning from last year.
At press time the following employers had registered to participate:
AMC 7 Theatres; AMF Bay Shore Lanes; Banana Republic; Bryan Cave LLP; Calendar’s Grill; Centinela Feed and Pet Supply; Co-Opportunity Market; Forever 21; Jack in the Box; Hot Dog On a Stick; La Salsa; Office Depot; Ocean House; Pacific Park; Payless Shoes; Perry’s Café & Rentals; City of Santa Monica; Santa Monica Family YMCA; Sav-On; Tully’s Coffee; Wilshire Union 76; Universal Studios; West L.A. Job Service (EDD); Express; Build a Bear; Pacific Gardens; Sears; Primerica
Those interested should bring a driver’s license or school ID card as proof of Santa Monica residency, 20 resume copies and dress appropriately. Males should wear slacks and a button down shirt while females should wear either a skirt or dress pants with a nice top.
If you cannot attend or need more information, call Moira McCormack, 310.458.8688. Information is also being posted at SAMOHI’s website, www.samohi.org.