Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

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2017 Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program

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Online applications / registration is now closed but youth can still attend the job fair and register on-site.    Those interested in participating in the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program are required to attend this years' job fair for eligibility for employment through the City and affiliated organizations.

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The 2017 Job Fair will be held from 8:00am-1:30pm on Saturday, March 11 at Evanston Township High School, 1600 Dodge Ave., Evanston. Doors will close at Noon. Applications will be available the second week of February.

To attend, youth must be enrolled in school and be at least 14 years of age when the employment program begins in June 12 and live only in ZIP codes 60201 or 60202. Youth may be required to take a pre-hire drug test.

Youth are highly encouraged to apply online in advance  to expedite their process at the Job Fair.


Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl's goal is to provide 1000 Evanston youth with summer and year-round jobs. Local businesses are encouraged to participate in this years' program to not only help attain that goal but to also give back to the Evanston community by helping an Evanston youth.

Employers interested in participating in this year's program, please submit your request.

Increase your chances of being hired and get an opportunity to jump the line at the job fair!

Get a jump on the competition and prepare for the upcoming Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair by completing one of the three offered workshops, registration is being accepted:

Pre-Fair Job Readiness Workshops
Evanston Township High School (1600 Dodge Ave.)
HUB (220)

Wednesday, February 22 I 4-6:30pm
Saturday, February 25 I 9am-noon (Wildkit Academy)
Wednesday, March 1 I 4-6:30pm  

Workshops are open to ALL Evanston youth 
ETHS students: Workshops will also be provided during participating CTE
classes-check with your teacher to see if yours is one!

Workshops will cover resume development, interview skills, and workplace culture and etiquette. 

2017 Youth Job Center Spring Job Fair

The Youth Job Center is hosting a spring job fair on Tuesday, March 21, 2016  from 3:30-6pm at the Levy Senior Center, 300 Dodge Ave., Evanston. This fair is open to all job-seekers age 16 and up. Resumes and appropriate interview attire are recommended. More information coming soon. 

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