Summer 2016 Employer of the Quarter

Total number of YJC hires from 2015-2016: 8

Andy’s Frozen Custard joined the Evanston community in 2010. Andy’s approach: “Hire great people, treat them right, and try to get the product in as many mouths as possible. Andy’s focuses on three main things: product quality, customer service, and community involvement.” With that approach, it's no wonder that Andy’s was a perfect employer partner for Youth Job Center. Even that first summer in 2010, the YJC had young people working behind the counter at Andy’s.

Since 2010, Andy’s Frozen Custard has consistently offered employment opportunities to YJC participants, hiring 9 candidates between 2010 and 2014.

This year the regional managers, Ann and Chad, approached YJC to expand their relationship and see if YJC could assist with staffing at some of Andy’s locations other than Evanston. Luckily, YJC had a new relationship with Gage Park High School, not far from Andy’s Burbank and Oak Lawn locations. Andy’s Frozen Custard conducted on-site interviewing at Gage Park and Evanston Township High Schools in March. Sullivan students connected to Andy’s opportunities, attending an open house at the Evanston store in April. Andy’s has been a fantastic partner for YJC, hiring a total of 8 students this year alone! (Not to mention the occasional free sundaes)

Thank you, Andy’s Frozen Custard, for your continued support of YJC!