Employers needed for Mayor's Youth Job Fair

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory is asking local businesses to participate in his upcoming Youth Job Fair.

The Mayor is holding the 4th Annual Mayor's Youth Jobs and Opportunities Fair on Thursday, April 23 from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Mayor Mallory also announced a new partnership to help youth prepare for the job fair in advance to improve their presentation to potential employers

"Businesses need to look at employing young people as a community service. Employing young people is one of the most important things that a company can do for our community," Mayor Mallory said.  "By offering employment, a company can have a significant impact on the life of an area youth.  Having a job teaches young people work ethic, responsibility, time management, and gives them financial resources."

For this year's job fair, the Mayor has formed a Youth Job Fair Committee to help youth to prepare for the Job fair in advance.  The committee has established locations in the community that young people can go to receive job readiness training before the job fair.

Last year, over 2,500 youth attended the event and met with over 100 employers and service organizations.  The job fair is free for employers.

Companies and organizations interested in partnering with the Mayor and participating in the job fair can register at the Mayor's website: www.mayormallory.com.  Or for more information, contact the Mayor's Office at 513-352-3250.  The deadline to register is April 20, 2009.

Open for young people between the ages of 16 and 24, including recent and soon to be college graduates, the job fair will offer both year-round and summer employment opportunities and will also include youth employment resource agencies and community organizations with enrichment programs for youth.