June 7, 2023 -- Mayor Sylvester Turner’s Hire Houston Youth (HHY) program aims to provide 20,000 available jobs and internships for local youth ages 16 to 24. In partnership with the McDonald’s owner/operators in Greater Houston and Workforce Solutions, Hire Houston Youth is hosting its final Career and Resource Fair on Saturday, June 10th at the George R. Brown Convention Center, from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., in Ballroom B.
Now in its eighth year, this is the culminating event of a series of six community job fairs spearheaded by the McDonald’s team. The goal of this initiative is to economically empower hundreds of Houston’s youth and young adults.
The Career and Resource Fair will connect youth and young adults, ages 16 to 24, with summer employment opportunities and access to resources. Job seekers can interview with representatives from area employers and, in some cases, be hired “on the spot” with valid work documents. In addition to job opportunities, local youth can access scholarship information and employment resources such as interviewing skills, transportation vouchers and financial literacy. The event is free, open to the public and does not require pre-registration.
“We appreciate the steadfast partnership with McDonald’s, Workforce Solutions and our corporate partners to offer employment opportunities to our young people,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner. “Events like this recognize our youth as our most valuable resource and work to ensure that they are afforded opportunities that will allow them to positively impact their families, their communities, and Houston as a whole.”
Positions are available from public and private employers. Interested employers and service providers wanting to meet with hundreds of youth looking for summer employment and resources, sign up by clicking here.
About Hire Houston Youth
Hire Houston Youth, launched in 2016, serves as the facilitator to connect youth to local jobs where they are empowered with an “earn and learn” opportunity in Houston’s dynamic economy. It is the first city-wide, collective impact and workforce development effort that brings together hundreds of unique, outstanding partners from our diverse city. Youth and young adults, ages 16–24, can apply for paid summer jobs and internships in the public, private, and philanthropic sectors. Since 2016, the Hire Houston Youth Program has facilitated 32,000 jobs and internships. To learn more, please visit hirehoustonyouth.org.