While the unemployment rate in Pennsylvania has fallen to 5.2%, the rate for youths is double that. The good news is that on Friday, April 10, the East End Works Summer Job Fair will be held at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s East Liberty branch (130 S. Whitfield Street). The fair is for youths age 14 to 21. The event is being organized by the Eastside Neighborhood Employment Center, the Bloomfield-Garfield Corporation, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, the City of Pittsburgh, Neighborhood Learning Alliance, Pittsburgh Public Schools, State Rep Ed Gainey, NeighborWorks, Pittsburgh Police Department, Community College of Allegheny County, Homewood-Brushton YMCA, and a growing list of others.
Attendees can apply for the City’s 2015 Learn and Earn Summer Youth Employment Program which is expanding this year to allow more young people to participate. There will also be the opportunity to participate in trainings to learn how to get a job, pathways to college/trades, how to stay on track to graduate from high school, and more.
East End Works Summer Job Fair
When: Friday, April 10, 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Where: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s East Liberty Branch, 130 S. Whitfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15206