Young adult job fair set for Tuesday

Published on Friday, 21 April 2017 17:47 - Written by

Smith County Commissioner JoAnn Hampton is teaming up with Workforce Solutions East Texas to host a job fair for young adults from 4 to 7 p.m.  Tuesday, April 25, at St. Louis Baptist Church,4000 Frankston Highway in Tyler.

“Summer will soon be here and kids getting out of high school and college will need to find jobs,” Commissioner Hampton said. “We want to help our youth find gainful employment, while helping Smith County employers find good workers at the same time.”

Workforce Solutions East Texas has been serving youth in the East Texas area for 40-plus years through various programs. Workforce Solutions serves an average of 390 youth per year in Smith County through its various programs.

People ages 16 to 24 who are interested in finding work are asked to dress for interviews and bring their resumes to the job fair, where on-site hiring and workforce resources will be available.

The event is being held in April in connection with National County Government Month and National Youth Month. It is being sponsored by the East Texas Council of Governments under grants from the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.

- Melissa McTee