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February 18, 2014 > Summer Job Fair features opportunities

Summer Job Fair features opportunities

For high schoolers and college students looking to get a jump on securing a summer job, the City of Fremont Community Services Department has you covered. Their second annual ÒSummer Job FairÓ will offer over 100 summer jobs in a variety of areas, including camp leaders, drama and dance instructors, Waterpark team members, and sport program leaders. There is also a need for those who can work on a director level, possibly with previous job experience, to help coordinate, schedule staff, meet and talk with parents, as well as carry out other organizational details.

With a high demand for seasonal staff in the summer months, the Community Services Department used to do individual recruiting with certain people responsible for certain areas, but found it caused overlap in registering and hiring, and created a lot of confusion. By establishing the job fair, ÒThe department tries to do it all in one place and share resources,Ó says City Marketing and Administrative Services Supervisor Damon Sparacino. ÒItÕs about being more efficient and giving students a better opportunity to get jobs.Ó Having everyone together in one place allows staff to share information and make recommendations so that students are placed where they would fit best, says Sparacino.

Over 100 to 150 people showed up at last yearÕs ÒSummer Job FairÓ and over 50 percent of attendees were hired. Even for those not hired, the event is a great experience. ÒIt gives kids practice,Ó says Sparacino. They are exposed to how to go about applying for a job and are better prepared for the next time around. (Students need to be at least 15 years old to apply.)

Half of FremontÕs Community Services Department started out working part time in summer recreation programs, discovering an interest and passion that carried into their adult lives. ÒItÕs an opportunity to get people in at an early level and have them grow,Ó Sparacino says. Students learn valuable skills such as time management and team work that will stand them in good stead, wherever their career path may take them.

Attendees should come to the job fair prepared to complete an application, and should be dressed professionally for a possible interview.

For more information about working with the City of Fremont or the ÒSummer Job Fair,Ó e-mail RegeRec@fremont.gov or call (510) 494-4300. For a list of current job openings and applications, visit Fremont.gov/employment and click on City Recreation Temporary Jobs.

Summer Job Fair
Thursday, Feb 27
5:00 p.m. Ð 7:30 p.m.
Teen Center
Central Park
39770 Paseo Padre Pkwy., Fremont
(510) 494-4300
www.fremont.gov/employment

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