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O.C. Library Seeking Employers for Young Adult Job Fairs

Ocean County Library is seeking employers to participate in a Summer Job Fair for Young Adults scheduled for Wed., May 9th. The event is free.

The is seeking employers to participate in a Summer Job Fair for Young Adults scheduled for Wednesday, May 9.

The library will once again offer employers and young job seekers the opportunity to connect at the second annual Summer Job Fair for Young Adults. The event is free for employers to reserve a table and free for job seekers to attend.

The Summer Job Fair for Young Adults will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Mancini Hall, Ocean County Library, Toms River branch, 101 Washington St., Toms River.

In 2011, the Summer Job Fair for Young Adults attracted more than 12 employers and an estimated 300 young adult job seekers.

The Ocean County Library is seeking employers in categories such as retail, food service, entertainment, healthcare, hospitality, clerical support and technology. We encourage local businesses to participate. Your participation in our event will grant your visibility as a supportive community partner to our schools and library system.  

The Ocean County Library is dedicated to providing our residents with life and job skills and this Job Fair concludes a special “Job Fair Workshop Series” that was held this Spring that prepared our young adults for the job process. The 2nd Summer Job Fair for Young Adults is a partnership between Ocean County Library and NJ Dept. of Labor & Workforce Development.

Employers interested in participating are asked to contact Katie Fernandez or Jeanne Collacott at 732-349-6200 ext. 5203. There is no cost to reserve a table.

Job seekers planning to attend are encouraged to register at theoceancountylibrary.org. All attendees are reminded to dress appropriately for a job interview and to bring a smile with a pen, your social security number and plenty of resumes.

For more information, call Katie Fernandez or Jeanne Collacott or email kfernandez@theoceancountylibrary.org.

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Karen Nisivoccia-Campbell May 06, 2012 at 03:15 PM
I wish there was more support for 15 year olds looking for summer employment other than them ending up working at Mc Donald's. We have looked and there is nothing out there. I had my first job when I was 13. My daughter does not mind doing volunteering some days but would like to spending money or save for a car. She is willing but if there is anything out there it is hard to find.
KC June 11, 2012 at 04:54 AM
I think part of the problem is that jobs typically filled by teens are in some instances being filled by people left jobless by the current one percent bankster raped economy. Adults with bills to pay are highly motivated. On the flip side they are being paid what may be a comfortable wage for teen-aged discretionary income, but certainly not a living wage by any stretch. This economy stinks for everyone but the one percent who are sitting on trillions in the hopes of ousting Obama who they wrongly percieve as the author of this unemployment. If the prospective voters drink the Republican Kool-aid I am confident that there will be a resurgance of low income minimal wage, no benefits jobs flooding the market. In the meantime, Mickey D's it is for many and teens better get used to it. They could be worse off - there are thousands of college graduates working internships at zero salary needing experience and a life, but effectively blocking their own chances for a paid job. Why would these corporations pay when there is a free labor source? It's a real mess.

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