Meet our staff and apply for positions at youth job fair on May 5

Are you between 16 and 24 and not in school or working? Join us and other local organizations, companies and service providers on May 5 at CenturyLink Field for the Opportunity Fair.

The Opportunity Fair and Forum is part of the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, which aims to be the largest employer-led coalition in the country working to create more pathways to economic opportunity for young people.  

The job fair will feature hundreds of job opportunities and on-the-spot interviews. Seattle Parks and Recreation staff will be on hand to discuss our lifeguard positions and other opportunities we are currently hiring for.

Our lifeguard positions start at $16.87 ($16.07 + premium pay) per hour. Lifeguarding is an exciting job and it is an excellent way to start a career with our Recreation Division, plus you get to be a hero and help save lives!

Workforce development and social service providers will also be at the job fair to help young people develop resumes, prepare for interviews, connect to educational opportunities, find work and interview-appropriate outfits, and much more.

In Seattle, the youth unemployment rate is over 13%, and more than 1,500 Seattle youth are expected to attend the event. To date, the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative has helped over 25,000 youth find jobs through similar hiring fairs in Chicago, Phoenix and Los Angeles.

Sign up for an interview today: http://100kopportunities.org/seattle/

What: Opportunity Fair and Forum
When: Tuesday, May 5. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Where: CenturyLink Field Event Center