The second annual Prince William County Youth Job Fair will be held Saturday at Osbourn Senior High School in Manassas to help acquaint area students with prospective employers, career opportunities, volunteer activities and various resource agencies.
The program, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., will include speakers on how to complete a job application in a way to increase chances of an interview, as well as what to expect in an interview and how to prepare for it.
In addition, teen members of the Prince William Advisory Council will model appropriate and inappropriate interview attire.
According to Youth Service coordinator Joan Twiss, 17 employers and several staffers from various resource agencies will be available to talk to students.
Some employers will take applications for hiring immediately and others will discuss summer job opportunities.
The resource agencies will discuss how volunteer work can be turned into valuable job experience.
Twiss said that 150 students attended the 1984 job fair, a number she hopes will double this year.
Among the prospective employers are the Leggett Department Store, the Prince William County Park Authority, Giant Food stores, McDonalds restaurants and the Dale City Recreation Center. Admission to the fair, cosponsored by the County Office on Youth and the Virginia Employment Commission, is free. For preregistration and more information, call 335-6095.