November 26, 2022

Teens: need money for college, hobbies, clothes, entertainment, and other stuff?  Want to find a part-time or summer job that matches your skills, interests, and personality? Need help with your resume or interview skills?“Teen Job Search Assistance” programs scheduled March through May at Hennepin County libraries and a Teen Job Fair in April will offer expert guidance, give you a competitive edge, and connect you with local employers.

“The Hennepin County Library is not only an excellent year-round resource for adults seeking jobs,” said Hennepin County Board Chair Mike Opat. “The Teen Job Fair last year connected more than 1,000 teens to prospective employers, making it a hugely successful initiative and one we are proud to provide again, especially in this difficult economy.”

At “Teen Job Search Assistance” programs in March through May, job counselors will present tips on job searches and applications, resume writing, and interview skills. Looking for your first job?  Wondering how to find job lists?  How to network?  How your academic experiences, interests and volunteer work can be applied in the job market? Learn from an expert.

Back by popular demand is the Teen Job Fair on Saturday, April 10, noon-3 p.m. at Hennepin County Library – Minneapolis Central, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis.  Teens can meet employers and get information about job openings, apply for a job on the spot, sign up for job training, and find out about internships and volunteer opportunities.

In addition to connecting teens to potential employers, there will be two workshops at the Teen Job Fair.  At 1 p.m., a workshop entitled “Who We Are” will feature a panel of reps from Jimmy Johns, the Mall of America, and other businesses discussing the do’s and don’ts of job applications and resumes, tips for acing an interview, and general insights from insiders who do the hiring.  A workshop at 2 p.m. will offer job search tips.

The Teen Job Fair is presented in collaboration with the City of Minneapolis Employment and Training Program, South Minneapolis WorkForce Center’s The Zone, and the Mall of America.  Last year, more than 30 businesses participated in the Teen Job Fair.

“The Teen Job Fair is a wonderful venue to connect prospective employers and talented teens in our community, and the library is an important ongoing resource to teens as they seek to gain job-hunting skills and work experience,” said Hennepin County Commissioner Peter McLaughlin.

Hennepin County Library has many other resources for teens looking for job and career opportunities. They include:

Online resources:

http://www.hclib.org/teens/TeenTopicsAction.cfm?Topic=JobsMoney

• Books, DVDs and other resources, including a free Teens Guide to Jobs brochure.

• Free programs.

For more info, visit your local library or go online to www.hclib.org.

Teen Job Search Assistance
Webber Park Library Tuesdays, March 2–May 18, 4–6 p.m.
For teens in grade 7 and up. Set yourself up for success. Drop in to get advice and assistance in your job search or career exploration. A job search representative will offer one-on-one assistance in résumé writing, filling out applications, and more.

Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.

Teen Job Assistance
Central Library

Teen Central

Thursday, March 4, 4–5 p.m.  (Interview Skills)
Thursday, April 1, 4–5 p.m.  (Job Application Basics)
Thursday, May 6, 4–5 p.m.  (Searching for Summer Jobs) or call 612.630.6000.

For teens in grade 8 and up. Get the help you need to land your next job! Get the help you need to land your next job! Minneapolis WorkForce Center staff will present tips and information on topics below, then provide one-on-one assistance with job searches, applications, résumés and interview preparation.

Presented in partnership with the South Minneapolis WorkForce Center’s The Zone.

Teen Job Search Assistance
North Regional Library

Thursdays, March 4–May 27, 4–6 p.m.
For teens in grade 7 and up. Set yourself up for success. Drop in to get advice and assistance in your job search or career exploration.

Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.

Teen Job Search Assistance

North Regional Library

Wednesday, March 17, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 21, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 19, 3:30–5:30 p.m.

For teens in grade 7 and up. Set yourself up for success. Drop in to get advice and assistance in your job search or career exploration.

Presented in partnership with Goodwill/Easter Seals.

Teen Job Assistance
East Lake Library

Thursday, March 18, 4–5 p.m.  (Job Searching)

Thursday, April 15, 4–5 p.m.  (Interview Skills)
Thursday, May 20, 4–5 p.m.  (Searching for Summer Jobs) or call 952.847.8425.

For teens in grade 8 and up. Get the help you need to land your next job! Get the help you need to land your next job! Minneapolis WorkForce Center staff will present tips and information on topics below, then provide one-on-one assistance with job searches, applications, résumés and interview preparation.

Presented in partnership with the South Minneapolis WorkForce Center’s The Zone.

Searching for Scholarships and Colleges
Central Library

Best Buy Technology Center

Wednesday, March 24, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, April 28, 10:30–11:30 a.m.

Wednesday, May 26, 10:30-11:30 a.m.or call 612.630.6000.

Where do you start? Library staff will lead you to some of the best resources available for selecting a college/educational program and sources for grants and scholarships.

Teen Job Fair

Central Library

Doty Board Room

Saturday, April 10, noon–3 p.m.

For teens in grade 8 and up. Set yourself up for success! Meet employers; collect info about cool jobs, internships and volunteer opportunities; attend workshops. For more information, call 952.847.8049.

Presented in collaboration with the City of Minneapolis Employment and Training Program, South Minneapolis WorkForce Center’s The Zone, Mall of America and Minneapolis Public Schools.

Tips for Landing a Summer Job
Golden Valley Library

Tuesday, April 20, 6:30 p.m. For teens in grade 9 and up. Get a jump on finding a summer job (or being your own boss) from a teen jobs counselor. Job applications from local businesses and plenty of library resources will be available.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Golden Valley Library.

Job Search for Hmong Teens/Chav Nrhiav Haujlwm rau cov Tub Ntxhais Hlaus

Brookdale Library

Monday, April 26, 5 p.m.

Learn to use resources available at the library and Internet tools to search for jobs, create and post your résumé. This class is free and taught in “Hmonglish”. Please call Chaleng, 952-451-3507, for details. Sponsored by the Library Foundation of Hennepin County and presented in collaboration with Hmong American Partnership (HAP).

Funding provided by a grant to the Library Foundation of Hennepin County from the Comcast Foundation.

Kawm txog kev nrhiav haujlwm siv cov kev/khoom pab hauv cov tsev nyeem ntawv thiab hauv Tshooj Cabsab (Internet tools) mus nrhiav cov haujlwm qhib tshiab, ua thiab tso koj daim ntawv qhia haujlwm (résumé). Cov chav no kawm dawb thiab qhia ua lus Hmoobmiska. Xav paub ntxiv hu rau Tsableej Lis ntawm 952-451-3507.

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Hennepin County Library is nationally recognized as one of the top libraries in the United States. The 41-library system serves 1.1 million residents in Hennepin County and offers more than 5 million books, CDs and DVDs, materials in more than 40 languages and 1,750 public computers. The library’s award-winning website, www.hclib.org, receives more than 1 million visits each month. The library is a service of Hennepin County.

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