On May 7, Worksystems hosted our 3rd annual Portland Youth Opportunity Job Fair with over 1,500 youth in attendance!
The virtual event featured 16 regional employers with immediate job openings and paid internships available and numerous offers were made to job seekers on the spot.
The fair also featured a resource center where youth obtained information on high school completion, post-secondary education, apprenticeship opportunities, financial literacy, employment services, job-related dress, record expungement, and housing information. The resource center also provide a professional review of resumes and mock interviews for youth to practice and receive real time feedback.
The Youth Opportunity Fairs have a successful legacy in Portland, with fairs in 2018 and 2019 hosting more than 3,000 16 to 24 year olds and 50 employers. Over the course of those fairs, more than 500 in-person interviews were held and nearly 300 job offers extended. We’re proud that 63% of past attendees identified as persons of color, and we believe these fairs made a difference for young people seeking their first job or a career pathway.
Thank you to our participating employers!
- Applied Materials
- Coast to Coast
- FedEx Ground
- Fred Meyers
- Neil Jones Food Company
- NW Youth Corps
- Oregon Construction Craft Laborer Apprenticeship and Training
- Portland Bureau of Parks and Recreation
- Talent Solutions
- US Bank