Mayor Hagerty's Summer Youth Job Fair March 3
Evanston youth age 14 to 18 years are encouraged to find their perfect summer job at Mayor Hagerty's Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) Job Fair on Saturday, March 3, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at Evanston Township High School (ETHS), 1600 Dodge Ave. Doors will close at noon.
More than 40 employers providing summer and year-round employment will be present, including NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwestern University, Rotary International, Six Flags Great America, McGaw YMCA, Salvation Army-Evanston, YoFresh Yogurt Cafe, Cinemark / Century Theatres, and more.
In order to be eligible to attend the job fair, youth must:
- Be enrolled in school
- Be at least 14 years of age when the program begins on June 11, 2018
- Live in ZIP codes 60201 or 60202
Youth age 17 and 18 years are especially encouraged to attend the job fair, as many opportunities exist for both summer and year-round employment.
“Thanks to our employers, outreach organizations, volunteers and staff, there are hundreds of amazing opportunities available for Evanston youth at this year's job fair,” said Mayor Stephen Hagerty. “I encourage all students to attend and find their perfect summer or year-round job.”
Attendees are highly encouraged to fill out a Summer Youth Employment Program application in advance, which will expedite the process at the job fair. Applications are available at cityofevanston.org/msyep.
Students can increase their chances of being hired and get an opportunity to jump the line at the job fair by attending a Pre-Fair Resume & Interview Skills Workshop, sponsored by the Youth Job Center. A final workshop will be held in the ETHS South Cafeteria on Saturday, February 24, from 9 a.m. to noon (Wildkit Academy). Register at cityofevanston.org/workshop
In 2017, with the help of community organizations and local businesses, as well as partnerships with ETHS and the Youth Job Center, the MSYEP held its largest job fair ever. More than 800 Evanston youth attended the event, and more than 1,000 summer and year-round employment opportunities were available.
Collaborations with individuals, companies, and organizations, such as Cook County Commissioner Larry Suffredin, Cinemark Theatres, Evanston Township High School, and Northwestern University contributed greatly to the success of last year's program.
Those interested in volunteering for this year's job fair are encouraged to sign up using VolunteerEvanston.
For more information, please call/text 847-448-4311. For convenience, residents may simply dial 3-1-1 in Evanston.