A record number of Evanston youth attended the 2016 Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program Job Fair on March 12.               Photo from the City of Evanston  

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A record 615 Evanston youth ages 14 to 18 attended the 2016 Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program (MSYEP) Job Fair at Evanston Township High School on  March 12.

Fifty local employers offered summer and year-round employment opportunities at the job fair, including Northwestern University, Home Depot, Best Buy, Hyatt House, Salvation Army, McGaw YMCA, Office Depot, Great Harvest Bakery, Six Flags Great America, YoFresh Yogurt Café, and Family Focus Evanston. 

A total of 1,650 job opportunities were available, including 1,000 positions at Six Flags Great America.