Register for the Job Jam, happening in March

Submitted by the Bellaire-Puritas Development Corporation

It’s time to start thinking about summer jobs.
Local agencies seek young adults, ages 14 through 20, adult volunteers to help them with mock interviews, and companies that offer jobs.
It all comes together at the West Park Youth Job Jam, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., Saturday March 14, at the Gunning Recreation Center, 16700 Puritas Ave. Check-in at 9:30 a.m. Lunch is provided.
The annual event is hosted by the Bellaire Puritas Development Corporation, the lead-agency for West Park’s MyCom youth development initiative. Businesses with locations in West Park, nearby neighborhoods, or on major public transit routes, will attend to talk with applicants and take resumes and applications. A variety of positions in food service, retail, and customer service will be available.
During the morning, young adults will practice their interview skills with volunteers and learn how to make the best possible impression on potential employers.
Later, youths age 14 to 15 will practice speaking with employers and sign up for summer activities and volunteer opportunities.
Those age 16 through 20 should come “dressed to impress” with copies of their resume to talk with employers, submit applications, and potentially land a job.


    The event is co-sponsored by Youth Opportunities Unlimited (Y.O.U.), a non-profit workforce development organization that serves persons age 14 to 24. Their Summer Youth Employment Program, open to youths age 14 to 18, provides six weeks of paid-work experience. Registration opens Feb. 1 at Y.O.U. will be on-site at the Job Jam to help youths register and  answer questions.

Register for the Job Jam
Young adults can register today. Send your name, age, school, phone number and e-mail address to Vanessa Lange.
T: 216-671-2710
Adult volunteers and employers who have jobs should also contact Lange.

Leave a Reply