Just days before they walked the line and headed out for summer break, seniors from 14 high schools around Phoenix were able to attend a job fair on May 21, hosted by Valley of the Sun United Way, City of Phoenix, Department of Economic Security, Goodwill of Central and Northern Arizona and Phoenix Union High School District in hopes to unite against the cycle of poverty.
The astonishing number of businesses to come out for the event helped unite the community and bring motivation to the future workforce of our state and nation. 166 students were in attendance to speak with, gather information on, interview, and receive training from the 35 various businesses and non-profit organizations that had booths at the event.
Skyzone, a trampoline park with a new location opening soon in Scottsdale, hired 27 students on the spot at the job fair. The job fair was a creative and easily accessible tool to help young students prepare for their futures after high school. This job fair is one of the ways that organizations like United Way helps bring jobs to the younger members of the community and help unite to end the cycle of poverty starting with some of the younger members of the community.
This event could not have taken place without all of the businesses and organizations that attended the event, including some United Way partners; Freeport McMoRan, Friendly House, GM Financial, Marriot International, Safelite Auto Glass State Farm, and Wells Fargo. These organizations are helping fuel the drive for a better future for the youth of Arizona.
Thanks to everyone who fights for the success of kids in our community.