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03/11/2019: "Looking For Work?"

If you are fortunate enough to live in San Juan County and looking for a job, there are employers in San Juan County eager to talk to you.

For those of you who are looking for a work, mark your calendars and dust off your resume. On Sunday, April 14 the Career Center will sponsor a JOB FAIR from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at the Mullis Community Center. Jobs offered will be both full time, year-round and seasonal jobs. If you are a job seeker and need advice on your resume contact the Career Center at 360 378-4662.

Employers who want to reserve a table at the Job Fair can call now to reserve a table as space is limited.

Employment statistics show that fewer teens are spending summers waiting tables, swinging hammers or any other kind employment. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that teen labor force participation overall has been on a long-term downward trend, and the decline is expected to continue. Reasons are varied: teens today spend more time in sports and summer camp activities, travel and visiting with friends.

Forty years ago, nearly 58 percent of teens were working or looking for a job. In 2006, the rate was 44 percent. Researchers at the Drexel University Center for Labor Markets and Policy in Philadelphia expect that only around 30 percent of all teens will have a summer job in 2019, according to a 2018 study.

Teenagers are very lucky to live in San Juan County. Our seasonal economy offers great opportunity for summer jobs. If you are 16 years or older, consider the benefits of getting a summer job.

Working can provide an opportunity to explore careers, learn time management, and practice money management skills. It is also an opportunity to sharpen job search and interview skills. More and more colleges require a resume and letters of recommendation for admission these days. A letter of recommendation from a former employer is impressive and can show that you have initiative, can manage time and money and you are a responsible person. If you land a summer job, you might discover a career choice that you had not considered. A summer job is a great chance to see the job close-up and see if it fits you.

If you are not convinced yet, consider this; being a teenager is expensive nowadays. Electronics, clothes, even a car and insurance can all add up to huge bills. Some families can’t afford all of these things. A summer job can give you the opportunity to contribute to your own expenses or completely fund them for yourself. Think of the independence that offers!

If you want to explore your job opportunities, mark your calendar for Sunday, April 14. The Career Center will sponsor a job fair from 1:00PM to 4:00PM at the Mullis Center. Call 360 378-4662 for more information.

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