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Durham Hosts Youth Job Fair & Career Expo Feb. 24

Employment Opportunities Available for Ages 14-21;

Free Booth Space Still Available for Interested Employers until Feb. 20

What: Mayor’s Annual Summer Youth Work Program Job Fair & Career Expo

Who: Mayor William V. “Bill” Bell and the City of Durham Office on Youth

When: Friday, February 24, 2012, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ― 14-15 year olds

4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ― 16-21 year olds

Where:Holton Career & Resource Center

401 North Driver Street

Durham, N.C. 27701

Fast Facts

· The Mayor’s Summer Youth Work Program offers Durham youth ages 14 to 21 the opportunity to gain work experience and develop skills while connecting with City and County governments and local employers.

– Approximately 300 summer employment opportunities will be available this year. Participants will begin work on Monday, June 11 and work until Friday, August 10.

· Potential youth applicants may visit the City’s website at to download an application as well as review the job listings and criteria needed to ensure eligibility for each position. There will also be an interview process.

· Some of the partnering public organizations and private-sector companies with job opportunities are the City’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Durham Parks & Recreation, Neighborhood Improvement Services Department, General Services Department, and Durham Fire Department. Other partners include Durham County Government, Durham Technical Community College, and North Carolina Central University.

· To help interested youth find employment, the City’s Office on Youth will visit all high schools with Durham Public Schools between now and February 23 to assist youth with completion of the application process, which will be reviewed and turned in directly to the City’s Human Resources Department. For a schedule of school site visits, contact the Office on Youth at (919) 354-2730.

· The Mayor’s Summer Youth Work Program is still in need of employers interested in hiring youth for the summer. Employers at the Job Fair & Career Expo will have an opportunity to interview interested youth for job opportunities within their organizations, including positions that are for the summer, year-round, full time, and part time. Employers receive free booth space at the event and must reserve their spot by Monday, February 20.

· For more information about the Mayor’s Summer Youth Work Program, visit the City’s website at’s-Summer-Youth-Work-Program.aspx.

· Businesses interested in hiring youth for summer employment by participating in the Mayor’s Summer Youth Work Program or next reserving a booth at this year’s Job Fair should contact Kim Moss at (919) 354-2730, ext.11103 or by email at Interested employers may also contact Evelyn Scott at (919) 354-2730, ext. 11104 or by email at