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‘Back to School, Back to Work’ Youth Job Fair Set for Sept. 6 at Northway Mall


JUNEAU, Alaska—The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development and Ma’o Tosi’s Alaska P.R.I.D.E. are partnering to help match youth with employers, training and education programs for youth and young adults from 14-24.

The “Back to School, Back to Work” Youth Job Fair will be Friday, Sept. 6 from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. at Northway Mall in Anchorage. The event is free to exhibitors and job seekers, particularly those who are seeking holiday employees and employment.

Participants will include Alaska Job Corps, Alaska Works Partnership, Alaska Performance Scholarship, AVTEC, Best Buy, Carr’s Safeway, Crossmark, Home Depot, JC Penney, Junior Achievement of Alaska, Nine Star, Office Max, Payless, PangoMedia, Planet Fitness, Power Teen Center, Subway, Wells Fargo and WalMart.

For these employers, participants should apply online and then meet hiring managers at the fair:

Best Buy http://www.bestbuy - jobs.com/

Home Depot http://careers.homedepot.com/

JCPenney http://jobs.jcp.co m/

Office Max http://about.officemax.com/html/officemax_careers.shtml

Payless Shoe Source http://careersatpayless.com/

Planet Fitness https://www.planetfitness.com/careers.aspx

Subway Restaurant http://www.subway.com/subwayroot/Careers/Default.aspx?showDialog=true

WalMart http://careers.walmart.com/


About 15 percent of Alaska’s workforce is 14 to 21 years old and most of them work in the private sector, often in seasonal jobs. For a summary of Alaska’s child labor laws go online at Labor.Alaska. Gov/lss/childlaw.htm and Labor.Alaska.Gov/lss/forms/pam200.pdf.

Wage and Hour staff will be at the fair to approve youth work permits. All minors 16 and under must have a work permit on file with the Alaska Department of Labor. The form is online at Labor.Alaska.Gov/lss/forms/workpmit.pdf.

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