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Pima County Youth One-Stop to host youth job fair

Posted at 5:53 AM, Jul 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 12:32:32-04

TUCSON, Ariz. - Treavor Jones has always wanted a job, and once he was old enough to get one he started applying.

"I've always wanted to help my family financially," said Jones.

After continuously trying to land a job on his own without success, Jones turned to Pima County Youth One-Stop for help.

"It's a little difficult, especially at my age because I don't really have a whole bunch of skills," said Jones.

Pima County Youth One-Stop helps teens and young adults apply for various jobs as well as learn to put together resumes in the best way possible.

Maria Suarez is a coordinator with the organization. Suarez said over the years she's seen the job hunt for teens get harder and harder.

"They're competing against people that have bachelor's and masters degrees and have more work experience because of course they have much more years," said Suarez.

In an effort to help teens throughout Pima County land better jobs, Pima County Youth One-Stop is hosting a youth job fair.

The job fair is for anyone between the ages of 16 and 24 years old.

Organizers recommend those who attend be dressed for success and have resumes with them.

There will be more than 20 employers looking to hire.

The event will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 320 N. Commerce Park Loop.