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Main Library Prepares for More than 1,000 to Attend Young Adult Job Fair on June 6 (May 11, 2017)

New This Year: Early Access Pass Lets Job Seekers Enter One Hour Early

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., May 11, 2017 – The Jacksonville Public Library is preparing for well over a 1,000 young adults ages 16 – 24 to attend this year’s Young Adult Job and Resource Fair. Job seekers can meet with nearly 30 company representatives—several companies will hold on-site interviews—to learn about prospective local jobs as well as volunteer opportunities to build their resumes. Access to computers for free resume printing and submitting job applications will be available.

With an Early Access Pass, attendees can avoid lines and enter the event at 10 a.m., one hour before the general public. A pass can be obtained by attending one or more of the job readiness workshops held in May at various library locations. The workshops address resume writing, interviewing skills, and dressing for success. For a list of workshop schedules go to jaxpubliclibrary.org/yajobfair. The Job Fair and all workshops are free and open to the public.

WHEN:         Tuesday, June 6
                     11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

WHERE:       Main Library, Conference Center (enter on Main Street)
                     303 Laura St. N. – 32202

Throughout the Job Fair, informational presentations will be going on in the Jax Makerspace on the first floor:         

  Job Search Workshops – Jax Makerspace, First Floor

  • 11:20 a.m. – Brainfuse Demonstration presented by Brainfuse
                         Representative Jack Rothstein
  • Noon – The Do’s and Don’ts of the Interviewing Process presented by ERC                    
  • 12:40 p.m. – Branding Yourself presented by Junior Achievement
  • 1:20 p.m. –   Brainfuse Demonstration presented by Brainfuse
                         Representative Jack Rothstein                       

    Computer Services – Jax Makerspace, First Floor

  • Free Resume Printing
  • Submit online job applications
  • Job search support by CareerSource

The following businesses and resources have confirmed participation: A Well Kept Home, Aarrow Sign Spinners, ADT Security, CareerSource, City of Jacksonville, Daily’s, Eckerd Workforce Development, ERC, First Service Residential, Girl Scouts of Gateway Council, Goodwill, Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office, JPL, Junior Achievement, LegalShield, Liberty National Insurance, Little Fountains of Light Learning Center, Staff Management, Starbucks, UF Health Shands Jacksonville, UPS, VRC Contact Lens Research, Waffle House, Whataburger, Year Up and YMCA.

Other businesses interested in participating are encouraged to contact Katie Guarino, teen librarian and event coordinator at the Main Library, at 630-0673 or go to jaxpubliclibrary.org/yajobfair.

The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to contributing to the economic success of its customers and local communities through education, training, workshops and job fairs. The Jacksonville Public Library is committed to making its programs accessible to all persons. If you need special accommodations, please call 630-0922 (TTY 630-1999) at least 72 hours prior to the event. 

About the Jacksonville Public Library

The mission of the Jacksonville Public Library is to enrich lives, build community and foster success by bringing people, information and ideas together. Last year, more than
3.4 million visits were made to Jacksonville Public Libraries, items were checked out more than 5.9 million times, and nearly 11,000 programs and services were offered to Duval County residents at the Main Library and 20 branch locations. For more information about the Jacksonville Public Library, call 630-BOOK (2665) or visit jaxpubliclibrary.org.  

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