Job fair set for Tuesday

Event offers opportunity for networking, strategizing

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— Summer job hunters ages 14 to 21 will get first crack at positions being offered by 20 different employers Tuesday when the Colorado Workforce Center and Colorado Mountain College host a summer job exploration fair from 5 to 8 p.m. at Bristol Hall on the CMC campus.

Some employers will come ready to make hires, job-training specialist Kristine Johnson of the Workforce Center said.

But even young people who don't land a job on the spot will be sure to get some leads and be entertained by the juggling of We're Not Clowns while they are at the fair.

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The local young people's job fair is being held in conjunction with the governor's "Summer Job Hunt."

It's the 20th year of the statewide job-placement effort, but just the second year for the fair in Steamboat.

Among the employers expected to attend the fair are City Market, Safeway, Wendy's, Wal-Mart, Stagecoach State Park and Mountain Resorts.

Last summer, Johnson said the local office of the Workforce Center helped to either directly or indirectly place more than 150 young people in jobs.

"Our goal is to match or double that this year," she said.

People who hope to actually land jobs Tuesday night should bring their Social Security card or know their Social Security number, Johnson said.

But it's also an opportunity to simply network.

For young and inexperienced job seekers, it's sometimes easy to feel overwhelmed by the prospect of assessing skills and selling them to an employer, Johnson observed. The summer job-hunt staff provides strategies to help job hunters find a competitive edge.

Job seekers and employers alike can get more information by contacting Sarena Morris, summer youth coordinator at the Workforce Center in Sundance Plaza, at 879-3075.

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