|Teens looking for work encouraged to attend Library job fair|
|March 11, 2013|
Teens can plan ahead and increase their chances of landing a great part-time or summer job by attending Omaha Public Library’s eighth annual Teen Job Fair on Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Mutual of Omaha Dome, 33rd & Dodge streets. The event is free and open to teens, ages 16-19. Registration is not required.
Teens should plan to spend at least one hour visiting employer tables. Many Omaha employers will be available to discuss and accept applications for job opportunities, including Aeropostale; City of Omaha Parks and Recreation; Gallup; Hy-Vee; Omaha Children's Museum; Omaha Steaks; SkateDaze; the United States Army; and the United States Navy. The most current list of participating employers can be found at omahalibrary.org. Additional employers are welcome. Interested employers should contact Mary Mollner at 402.444.4811.
Teens should dress appropriately to meet employers and bring black pens; their social security number; names, addresses, and phone numbers of their school, previous employers, and three references; and a resume if available. No children or strollers, please.
In addition to employer tables, there will be designated areas throughout the Mutual of Omaha Dome for interviewing advice and resume help; computer stations to complete online applications; a parent waiting area; job resources; and workspace. Several workshops will take place throughout the day.
OPL will offer Dress for Success and Successful Interviewing workshops to help teens prepare for the job fair. The workshops are designed to help teens learn skills that will leave a great first impression when meeting potential employers. Registration is requested online at omahalibrary.org or by calling the branch where the program is being offered.