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2019 Opportunity Youth Job Fair

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Oregon Convention Center

777 Northeast Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard

Portland, OR 97232

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The Portland Opportunity Youth Job Fair offers immediate job opportunities with over 50 Portland and SW Washington-based employers.

If you are a young adult and you are looking for work or training opportunities, this Job Fair is for you!

  • Full-time, Part-time and Seasonal Jobs
  • Paid Internships
  • GED and High School Completion
  • Job-hunting Resources
  • On-site interviews with select employers
  • Skills Village – Assistance with filling out job applications and practice interviews.
  • Resource Corner – Information on transportation discounts, childcare, housing, expunging records, job-related dress, training programs, and MORE.


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Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

The Opportunity Youth Job Fair is targeted at youth and young adults ages 16-24, although anyone seeking employment is welcome to attend. There is no official age requirement or ID needed to enter the event.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Portland’s TriMet MAX light rail stops 300 times a day at the Oregon Convention Center, connecting riders to downtown, surrounding neighborhoods, the Oregon Zoo, and Portland International Airport. Portland Streetcar’s Central Loop stops at the MLK lobby entrance every 15 minutes. Also, at the MLK lobby entrance, TriMet’s Bus Line No. 6 provides access to downtown stops and outlining areas.

Are there preparation resources available prior to the Fair?

Yes! Goodwill Industries has job coaches available to work with fair attendees on practice interviews, resume practice, cover letter writing, and more Goodwill Industries’ Job Connection Locations. The service is free, and locations include Airport Way, Cedar Hills, Clackamas, Gresham, NE Halsey, Hazel Dell, Oregon City, Central Eastside Portland, Tigard, Vancouver and more. For more information on this service, including hours or to schedule an appointment visit this page.

What kind of resources are available at the Fair?

  • Child care on-site for job seekers (registration is required)

  • Record expungement from Metropolitan Public Defenders

  • Transit passes courtesy of TriMet

  • Free food handlers cards for those applying for hospitality jobs (test required)

Where can I find a list of employers?

An updated list of employers will be available at https://www.gatewaytocollege.org/pdx-job-fair-resources/.


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Portland, OR 97232

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