The Youth Job Center of Evanston (YJC) opened a satellite office at Evanston Township High School on Sept. 1. Students may drop in without an appointment to receive YJC services, which includes assistance in developing a resume, learning how to search for jobs, practicing interviews, understanding employer expectations and other job-readiness skills.

 

The satellite office, known as the Outpost @ ETHS, will be open Tuesdays and Wednesdays from , and Thursdays from

 

 With the teenage unemployment rate at almost 24 percent, YJC Outpost Job Coach Pam Kaul said she looks forward to helping high school students build a solid career foundation during this critical economic time.

 

 “It’s a tough job market out there, especially for younger teenagers,” she said. “I think our services can help young people feel more prepared for the interviewing process, as well as help them obtain and keep a job. It’s a great step toward a fulfilling career in the future.”

 

Youth who are connected to viable activities, such as employment, are 65 percent less likely to drop out of high school, says YJC.

 

 YJC will host an informational meeting focusing on the Outpost on Sunday, Sept. 13, from The event will include guest speaker Dr. Eric Witherspoon, superintendent of Evanston School District 202, to discuss issues of teenage unemployment and poverty, and the importance of job-readiness and placement programs. 

 

All are welcome to attend the meeting. For more details, R.S.V.P. to 847-864-5627 or khoopingarner@youthjobcenter.org.

 

For more information about the program, contact Melanie Wanzek, Communications Assistant, at 847-864-5627 ext. 19 or media@youthjobcenter.org.