Usually, you’d come to the Daviess County Public Library (DCPL) in search of a good book, but tomorrow afternoon, teens can come in search of their first job.
On Thursday, the DCPL will be hosting a job fair for high school aged teens that are interested in joining the workforce, and this fair comes at a perfect time.
“There’s definitely a need in Owensboro right now for more workers, especially for part-time workers in the food sector," said Sarah Jacobs, teen programming coordinator at the Daviess County Public Library. "Just driving down Frederica street, you can see signs and banners saying ‘we’re hiring’.”
The job fair will be on the second floor of the library from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m., and Owensboro residents are thrilled to hear that more teens will have the opportunity to join the workforce.
“I actually started officially working when I was about 14," said Alicia Harrington. "It taught me that you work for what you get. I knew it was a help to my parents, and I also knew it was a help to myself.”
And even if you don’t think you’re ready to get a job just yet, you’re still welcome to come down for help with career development.
“We will also have people there to help answer questions that teens might have about creating a resume, filling out a job application, or doing an interview," said Jacobs. "Just teaching them the skills they need to find a job.”
Businesses like TJ Maxx, the YMCA, and the Big Dipper will be some of the many owensboro businesses looking to hire on Thursday.