West Center to host Teen Job Fair March 31

       More than 40 employers will come to the Westside Friday, March 31 for the fourth annual Teen Job Fair at the West Center, 25 N. 20th St.
       Scheduled from 1 to 3:30 p.m., the free event will be “a good way to check-out opportunities for summer jobs, part-time positions, or to find a career,” said Linda Crawfis of the El Paso County Department of Human Services.
       In addition, at about 2 p.m., there will be a fashion show, in which male and female models will show “how to dress for a job interview,” according to Shannon Brooks, a Goodwill Industries employee working with Human Services.
       Open to ages 14 to 24, the job fair is being organized by Human Services' Teen Self-Sufficiency Program, Goodwill and the West Center for Intergenerational Learn- ing.
       Brooks said she believes the fair is the only one of its kind in the region.
       Employers will include Memorial Hospital, Air Force Academy, Tinseltown and Wal-Mart. Additionally expected are other military services, banks, restaurants and summer attractions. Oppor-tunities will be offered for summer jobs or year-round part-time jobs, but discussions on career paths are also welcomed.
       For young people interested in continuing their education, representatives of colleges and technical schools will be on hand, Crawfis said.
       In each of its first three years, the Teen Job Fair has attracted up to 450 people, she said.
       For more information, call the West Center at 385-7920.

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