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“YOUth Matter” 2022 Youth & Young Adult Expo to take place at Xavier University Convocation Center 

On Tuesday, April 12, the City of New Orleans, JOB1, Louisiana Workforce Commission and Total Community Action, will host the second Youth and Young Adult Career Expo at the Xavier University of Louisiana Convocation Center.  

The “YOUth Matter” 2022 Youth & Young Adult Expo is designed to help residents between the ages of 16 and 24 get acquainted with employers and learn more about the job and career opportunities available across New Orleans.

Individuals, organizations, and schools can register to take part in the “YOUth Matter” Career Expo on JOB1’s website: JOB1nola.org. Parents are also encouraged to bring their children to the event, which will be held from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. April 12, at the Xavier University of Louisiana Convocation Center and can also register at JOB1nola.org.

The expo will offer employment opportunities, training programs, as well as fun and interactive experiences. 

According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, the youth labor force—16 to 24-year-olds—increased by 2.4 million in the summer of 2021 and 54.4 percent of American young adults were engaged in summer employment.  

“JOB1’s goal is to help enrich the life experiences of our youth by connecting them with resources, training providers and employers who are committed to guiding and engaging them in their endeavors, in addition to assisting with removing impediments to employment and life in general,” said Sunae Villavaso, Director of the City of New Orleans Office of Workforce Development. “We have to be intentional about contributing positively to their young adult journey in light of the many adversities our youth are facing.” 

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