Summer is approaching and that means teens are looking for jobs. The community is coming together to put on a job fair for teens and young adults at the Greater Zion Missionary Baptist Church on North Progress Avenue, in Dauphin County.
Employers, colleges, community and faith-based groups, summer youth programs, the military and police departments are all taking part in the fair.
Organizers providing birth certificates, Social Security cards, work permit applications and Hamilton Health Center offering free physical exams needed for work permits. Coordinator Helen Spence says the one stop shop is meant to help teens and their parents, "Because they don't have to go all over. They don't have to leave their jobs and try to get a birth certificate, and try to get a Social Security card, try to get a physical. Sometimes it takes a year or even 6 months to get a physical but if you want to work over the summer, if you're under the age of 18 you have to have that."
Participants include Harrisburg Area Community College, Kaplan Career Institute, the Harrisburg Senators, Channels Food Rescue, Giant, the City of Harrisburg, Hershey Entertainment and Resorts, The Boys and Girls Club and the YWCA.
16-year old Jelani Splawn says he's excited for his first job, "like the Senators or like Hershey, probably like an internship at Messiah. The possibilities are endless."
Harrisburg School District providing tutors for every subject and PSSA test preparation.