Teen Job Fairs are being held again by the office of Fairfax County Supervisor Pat Herrity (R-Springfield). The third and final teen job fair in the series is at Chantilly High School on Saturday, March 25. It runs from 1-3 p.m., with the final workshops concluding at 3:30 p.m.
The fairs provide for teenagers to meet with local employers and for employers to find talented Fairfax County students to fill open positions. Students can seek full-time, part-time, after-school, seasonal, internship, and volunteer opportunities. Chamber of Commerce partners will host resume and career-building workshops during the fairs.
"The Teen Job Fairs are one of my favorite events to put on each year and have provided thousands of teenagers the opportunity to get in front of employers and for our employers to find talented Fairfax County students to fill their position,” Herrity said. “These fairs provide an invaluable opportunity for students to engage with employers and for local businesses to fill staffing needs.”
Registration is free and open to all Fairfax County teenagers looking for work, volunteer opportunities, or resume help. Free table space is provided to registered businesses and organizations to advertise open positions.
The fairs have been very popular. Over 2,000 students and approximately 100 businesses participated in the events last year. Fairfax County Public Schools, School Board Member Laura Jane Cohen, Connection Newspapers, local businesses, the South Fairfax Chamber of Commerce, and the Mount Vernon Springfield Chamber of Commerce are supporting this year's series of three fairs.
The first Fairfax County Teen Job Fair kicked off the series at West Springfield High School. The second was held on Saturday, March 18, from 1-3 p.m. at South County High School.Student Registration and Business/Employer Registration is required. For more information on the fairs, visit the Teen Job Fair Series webpage https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/springfield/teenjobfairs or email Herrity’s office at firstname.lastname@example.org.