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City of Albuquerque Hosts Virtual One Albuquerque: Youth Job & Volunteer Fair

Live presentations and interviews, plus helpful tips and a fun job placement quiz.

January 25, 2021

Mayor Tim Keller’s One ABQ Youth Connect is hosting its annual Youth Job and Volunteer Fair virtually this year, and young people across the City are invited to come find out more about the thousands of opportunities to work or volunteer with the City of Albuquerque. The event will be online at cabq.gov/jobfair on Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The fair is a chance for youth 14 to 25 years old to learn about job and volunteer opportunities with the City of Albuquerque and around the city.

“When COVID hit we made sure the youth programming that is a lifeline for so many hard-working families—including the nearly 1,000 jobs we created for young people this year—kept going, even when other cities were pulling the plug,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “This year, our commitment to keeping youth engaged continues and we invite all of you to come check out the Youth Job and Volunteer Fair.”

Youth who wish to participate in the job fair this year are encouraged to visit cabq.gov/jobfair now to:
Register for the fair
Take a fun personality quiz that links to City of Albuquerque positions
Learn about other positions available with the City and other organizations
Apply for positions online
Schedule a live Zoom interview for February 6th
Find professional resources on interviewing and applying for positions

On the day of the fair, Youth Connect will host live Zoom interviews with applicants (participants must register for an interview time by Feb. 4). Ongoing, live Zoom breakout sessions will also be available on the day of the fair. The breakout sessions will cover drug testing policies, professionalism in the workplace, using Workforce Solutions career exploration tools, and finance management.

“Youth job and volunteer opportunities are a great way to build life-long skills that benefit our entire community,” said Cristin Chavez-Smith, Family and Community Services Division Manager. “We are building on the success of our in-person job fairs and creating a way for young people across the city to find and navigate available jobs and volunteer opportunities.”

Since the beginning of his administration, Mayor Keller has led an expansion of youth programming, including youth hires and volunteers at the City. Although the public health emergency shifted many things in 2020, the City continued to step up for families and essential workers by offering 42 in-person programs with 59,460 participants at 202 sites and 28 virtual programs with 18,119 participants. During the summer of 2020, the City hired 895 youth staff and offered 130 internships.

Learn more about this year’s Youth and Volunteer Job Fair at cabq.gov/jobfair.