Oakland, CA – For the 5th consecutive year, the East Bay Regional Park District will host two Youth Job Fairs, designed to raise awareness of employment opportunities for youth in the East Bay. The fairs are scheduled in Oakley on Saturday, January 26, 2019, and in Union City on Saturday, February 2, 2019. Both events offer attendees an opportunity to learn about the specific Park District jobs available and interact with current employees to get insight into what it’s like to work for the Park District. Highlighted 2019 positions include: Interpretive Student Aides, Public Safety Student Aides, Recreation Leaders, Lifeguards, Gate Attendants, Park Services Attendants, Student Laborers, Field Interns, Interns, and Volunteers.
The Youth Job Fairs also include general information sessions on resume writing, application submittal, and job interviewing for youth looking to enter the workforce, whether at the Park District or elsewhere.
“The Park District’s Annual Youth Job Fairs are an important way for the District to engage with local youth looking for jobs,” said East Bay Regional Park District Ward 5 Director Ayn Wieskamp. “The Park District works very hard to ensure youth in the district are aware of the jobs the District has to offer.”
“These events are great for area youth looking for full-time work or seasonal jobs,” added Wieskamp.
2018’s youth job fairs were the biggest so far. Over 500 attendees learned about working for the District and the positions available. The East Bay Regional Park District is the largest employer of youth in the East Bay, hiring over 400 Bay Area youth each year to work in the District's 73 regional parks and ten visitor centers. The Youth Job Fairs are key to filling seasonal summer positions, especially Recreation Leaders and Lifeguards.
“The Park District is interested in attracting qualified and energetic job candidates who care about parks, nature learning, and enjoy outdoor recreation,” said East Bay Regional Park District Chief Human Resources Officer Kip Walsh. “The Youth Job Fairs are a great way for the Park District to connect directly with interested job candidates.”
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The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 121,000 acres in 73 parks including over1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding, and nature learning.
Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor