Boulder County Job Fair Targets Young Adults Ages 16-24

In partnership with Workforce Boulder County, St. Vrain Valley School District, Boulder Valley School District, University of Colorado Boulder and Front Range Community College, the Boulder Chamber is organizing a Boulder County Job Fair targeting young adults, ages 16-24.  This regional job fair will take place Thursday, March 21, from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the CU Events Center in Boulder, Colorado.

Workforce professionals from across Boulder County planned this coordinated event to meet immediate workforce demands felt by many employers, especially leading into spring and summer months.  “We are excited to support the connection of young talent to local businesses,” said Erin Jones, Executive Director of Workforce Boulder County. “The Boulder County Job Fair is one way in which we join together with our partners to strengthen our local workforce and fill positions across our county.”

Companies will be hiring for short-term, seasonal and long-term positions, including both paid jobs and internships. In addition, employer vendors will educate young adults about apprenticeship and training programs available in the region.  In an effort to encourage regional engagement, employers and job seekers can attend and participate free of charge.  

Teresa Lomax, Owner of Gateway Fun Park, said, “We rely on motivated young adults to help operate successfully through our busy season each year.  The partnership between the Boulder Chamber, Workforce Boulder County, CU Boulder, SVVSD and BVSD to provide Boulder County with this job fair is going to be a timely way for us to reach that target audience and potentially fill much needed positions.”

 “As housing prices continue to rise, we find that our labor market has become smaller and it is increasingly more difficult to recruit young adults,” Said Louise Garrels, Marketing Manager for McGuckin Hardware. “We are happy to see the return of an organized, regional job fair targeting young adults and glad that our own Boulder Chamber along with its partners, is taking the lead with this important issue.”

For more information on hosting a free employer booth or attending as a job seeker, please visit https://goo.gl/3GU2Ep.

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