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Library to Host Annual College and Career Fair for City Youth

Teams Up with Mayor’s Youth at Work Partnership to Expand Access to Opportunities

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., April 11, 2018 — The Jacksonville Public Library will host the Find Your Future: College and Career Fair at the Main Library Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The library has expanded its annual young adult job fair this year to include colleges and trade schools to create additional opportunities for youth. Also by partnering with the Mayor’s Youth at Work Partnership (formerly Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program) we are further supporting the youth of Jacksonville and expanding access to employment in targeted industries. The library’s goal, in keeping with its mission of economic and educational success for our community, is to offer young adults ages 16 to 21 the opportunity to learn about, and apply for local jobs and/or higher education programs.

WHEN:         Saturday, April 28

10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

WHERE:       Main Library, Conference Center 303 Laura St. N. – 32202

To gear up for the job fair, several library branches are offering job preparation workshops on resume writing, interviewing skills, dressing for success and career resources. Find the schedule of workshops at http://bit.ly/FindFutureWorkshops.

The following businesses, colleges and trade schools have confirmed participation: HCR ManorCare, ChildCare Careers, Navy Recruiting, VRC, Kelly Services, Jacksonville Ice & Sportsplex, JSO, City of Jacksonville, JPL, Staff Management, United Way of NEFL/RealSense, City of Jacksonville Beach, Adcom Wire Company, DanX Group LLC, iHeartMedia, Chick-fil-a, IREM North Florida, United States Attorney’s Office Middle District of Florida, U.S. Air Force Recruiting, First Coast Barber Academy, Junior Achievement of North Florida, City Year Inc., CDA Technical Institute, Alpha School of Massage, Bluewater Maritime School, Trinity Baptist College, J-Tech, Paul Mitchell The School Jacksonville, National Health Corps Florida Americorps Program, Keiser University, University of North Florida, Georgia Southern University, FSCJ and Chartwells.

Other businesses or colleges interested in participating are encouraged to contact Stephanie Miller, Main Library youth services and Jax Makerspace manager at sstokes@coj.net or 630-2962.

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. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, accommodations for persons with disabilities are available upon request. Please allow

one to two business days’ notification to process. Last minute requests will be accepted but may not be possible to fulfill. Please contact the Special Needs Library at 630-1999 or email your request to ceaton@coj.net.

About the Mayor’s Youth at Work Partnership

The Mayor’s Youth at Work Partnership (MYAWP) is focused on establishing career pathway strategies to provide youth with the vision, education and meaningful work experiences that prepare them to meet the skill demands of employers in a changing economy. In partnership with businesses, educational institutions, nonprofit organizations and philanthropy, MYAWP is building an integrated youth employment career pathway system for youth ages 16 to 21.

About the City of Jacksonville

The City of Jacksonville is the largest city by land mass in the continental United States, serving approximately 850,000 residents. Located in Duval County, City of Jacksonville leadership includes the mayor and a 19-member City Council. To learn more about the City of Jacksonville, visit COJ.net.

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 5.1 million times, and over 14,000 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.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Jacksonville Public Library