by Stephanie C, Main Library
If you are interested in finding a job there are lots of ways to go about it. You can go to the mall, or a restaurant and ask if they are hiring. You can ask your family if they know of any good part-time gigs. You might be able to make money on your own by selling things you make or using skills like playing music or mowing lawns. And some of you might even be ready to get the jump on your dream career by getting a paid internship. If you are ready to find a job, and you'd like some help, the Department of Workforce Services has classes, counselors, and tools that will get you on your way.
This flier has a great summary of a lot of the DWS resources for youth.
Here are some specific opportunities you should be aware of:
Job Fairs and Job Searching
DWS regularly offers job fairs to help folks learn who is hiring, ask questions about various jobs, and actually submit applications. If you aren't ready for that step yet, consider looking at this super informative Job Search Tools page with information about everything from skill assessments to interview tips.
Free, Virtual Classes
DWS offers a few free one-time classes to help you master job searching. Some classes focus on figuring out which job is right for you and some help with resumes and interviewing. Find current classes by searching the DWS calendar here. By clicking on "Tags" you can choose what types of events you want displayed.
Internships and On The Job Training
DWS can help you find a short-term paid position or internship to gain the skills you need to get started in a career. They have programs in a variety of fields, including the medical and industrial fields. They also have funding programs to help you get the clothes and supplies needed for a job. Amazing! To learn more about training opportunities click here.
In addition to job searching, DWS also has a program to help students finish high school. They can offer financial support, and can even help students get devices needed to communicate and do school work. Visit this page and look for the "How To Apply" section.
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