Regional youth job fair set

Published 9:41 pm Thursday, February 9, 2017

Opportunity Inc. and the Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads will hold a NextGen Opportunity Fair from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Chesapeake Convention Center.

This marks the fifth year the Youth Career Center will host the fair — previously known as the Teen Summer Opportunity Fair — to assist teens and young adults in gaining access to employment, volunteer, and post-secondary education opportunities.

This year’s fair will include a special “Career Ready” section specifically designed for the emerging workforce. This section will connect young adults seeking to launch a full-time career with employers looking for entry-level applicants.

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Participating businesses and organizations include Wells Fargo, SunTrust, Portsmouth Police, Virginia Beach Human Resources, Massage Luxe, Anthem Healthkeepers Plus, Virginia Beach Fire Department, and Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad.

More than 50 businesses and organizations will participate.

The fair is free for teens and young adults ages 16-24, as well as vendors.  Jobseekers are encouraged to bring copies of their resume and dress for a professional interview with employers onsite. For more information, visit