By connecting Opportunity Youth (16 to 24 year olds who are out of school and out of work) with jobs that will help them gain valuable skills and experience that place them on a pathway to a meaningful career, we can help our region’s employers close a growing skills gap. More importantly, we’re placing some of our most vulnerable youth on a pathway to a future in our community where they will be able to afford homes, raise a family, and contribute to our region’s vitality.
We anticipate this being a high-profile event, with up to 2000 youth in attendance. If you have hiring needs and would like to participate in the fair, please contact:
Sabrina Van Artsdalen, Worksystems Inc
Immediate job opportunities with more than 30 Portland-based employers.
Information and registration for SummerWorks – 180 hour paid internships available with hundreds of Portland companies, nonprofit organizations, and local government.
Skills Village – Assistance with filling out job applications, writing resumes and cover letters, and practice interviews.
Resource Corner – Information on transportation discounts, childcare, housing, expunging records, job-related dress, training programs, and MORE.
We strongly encourage you to register in advance, but printed tickets are not required at entry.
Transportation stipends are available for community-based organizations to bus youth to the Fair
Jeremy Asay, Gateway to College National Network
Alaska Airlines, Amazon, Aramark Food Services, Boys & Girls Club, Canopy Portland Pearl District, Charter Communications, FedEx, Fred Meyer, IBEW Local 48, Macy’s, Marriott Hotels, Nines Hotel, Nordstrom, Northwest Youth Corps, OR & SW WA Roofers & Waterproofers Apprenticeship, Oregon Home Care Commission, Oregon Tradeswomen, Portland Parks and Recreation, Provenance Hotels, Renewal by Anderson, Sage Hospitality, Salt & Straw, Starbucks, Target, Timberline Lodge, United States Army
Oregon Convention Center
777 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
April 13, 2018
9 AM - 2 PM
Glenn Fee, Gateway to College National Network