Connecting young people directly with employers is a vital part of Youth Job Center’s work. YJC participates in and hosts several job fairs throughout the year, including our own annual Spring and Fall Job Fairs.

On Thursday August 22nd, 2019, from 3:00PM - 6:00PM Youth Job Center will host a job fair on Chicago’s Southwest Side. The event will be held at Catalyst Maria School, located at 6727 S California Avenue, Chicago, IL 60629.

This event is open to all job seekers! Resumes and appropriate interview attire are recommended. If you need assistance with your resume schedule an appointment with a Career Advisor at Youth Job Center, Employment and Employer Services, OR National Able Network.

Job seekers will have the opportunity to connect with over 25 employers including:


Special thanks to Southwest Organizing Project, National Able, Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership, Triton College, and Employment & Employer Services for partnering with us on the event and making it possible.

For more information contact:

YJC also works with the City of Evanston, Evanston Township High School, and the City of Evanston’s Mayor’s Employer Advisory Council to host the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair in Evanston every spring.

The 2019 YJC Spring Job Fair

The 2019 YJC Spring Job Fair

YJC hosts two job fairs each year. Each spring there is also an additional job fair, in partnership with the City of Evanston, for high school students seeking summer employment. The YJC Fall Job Fair partners with employers looking to fill seasonal holiday positions, while the Spring Job Fair does the same for employers whose peak season is in the summer.

YJC also supports the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair, held at ETHS every spring, by providing training and staffing support.

If you are interested in attending Youth Job Center’s pre-fair Job Readiness Workshops please sign up here. If you are among the first 50 attendees to complete one of the four workshops you will have the opportunity to skip the line at the job fair.