Wanted: Only Youth

Wanted: Only Youth

8:36am May 22, 2014
Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina says about 20% of youth who they work with land a job.

Young people are on the summer job hunt.

High schools and colleges are finishing their academic year and many young people are pounding the pavement looking for summer work. On the afternoon of May 22 in Winston-Salem, Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina will host a special job fair for ages 16-21.  Lakisha Jordan is the agency's youth program manager. She says applicants don’t need a resume, but they do need to come prepared to make a strong first impression. “The young men need to have on belts, clothes need to be nice, neat and ironed. Wear nice shoes and nice socks, because if you sit down, your pants will rise. Take the earring out. Get a haircut, comb your hair, bring you’re 'A' game," says Jordan. "For the young ladies, no short skirts, nothing too tight, no huge earrings, take off the bright long finger nails, tone down the different colored hair. Nice hair grooming is important as well.” According to Jordan, most of the jobs will be entry level such as customer service, stocking and operating a cash register.

Participating employers include Food Lion, Bojangles, TJ Maxx, Aeropostale, Lowes foods, Chick-fil-a, Wendy's and The Resource. She also says representatives from area colleges will be there to explain their enrollment process and different skills training programs. Members from the Armed Services will also participate in the job fair with career information. The youth job fair is on May 22 from 2 p.m. until 6 p.m. at Goodwill’s University Parkway location.  This is the fourth year for the event.

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