Dublin Villager

Dublin Works! Summer Job Fair

Businesses will be looking for summer help April 5


Some of the work in finding a summer job will be eliminated for Dublin City School District students at the annual Dublin Works! Summer Job Fair.

About 30 businesses will be on hand to take resumes from Dublin City Schools students and conduct interviews for summer jobs from 9 a.m. to noon April 5 at Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland-Croy Road.

"This event provides our students with a real world experience and the chance to obtain seasonal employment in our community," Superintendent Todd Hoadley said in a news release from the district.

"The summer job fair is a great example of the district's partnership with the chamber and with our business community."

Students could walk away with an interview completed or a job.

"We have right around 30 (businesses)," said Doug Baker, the school district's coordinator of public information and job fair organizer.

"It's a really good group with lots of large, seasonal employers," Baker said.

"Some of the companies coming include the zoo (Columbus Zoo & Aquarium) and Zoombezi Bay, Sports Ohio, Kroger, Giant Eagle, Wendy's and Sunny Street Cafe."

Many of the companies have recruited summer hires at the job fair before, but some are new.

"Most have been there before, but there are a couple of new ones like Lil' Kickers, Jump Start Sports, Jeni's and Firehouse Subs," Baker said. "There's a good mix."

Summer job opportunities start for those as young as 14 years old at Kaman's Art Shoppes, Kroger and Friendship Village.

Kumon of Dublin offers jobs for students starting at 15 and several other companies begin hiring at 16, 17 and 18.

A full list of employers and age requirements can be found online at dublinschools.net.

Anywhere from 400 to 700 students are expected to be job hunting at the April 5 event, and they should come prepared.

"Kids need to come prepared to be interviewed and dress accordingly," Baker said.

Work permits for students younger than 18 will be available at the job fair and students should bring resumes if they have them.

"They should be prepared to interact with employers," Baker said.

The event is free and open to all Dublin City School District students.