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Governor's Summer Job Hunt kicks off 39th year

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Each year, Colorado's longest running and most successful youth employment program helps tens of thousands of young people prepare for the uncharted territory of a first summer job. Since 1981, the Governor's Summer Job Hunt program has connected high school and college students with Colorado employers willing to give them a chance to learn, put skills to use and see firsthand how a business operates.

As much as it is an employment program, with a wealth of job openings geared toward youth, the Governor's Summer Job Hunt is also a training program. There are a lot of things a young person needs to learn in order to be successful and the program provides assistance in résumé writing, interviewing skills and job search strategies to help gain a competitive edge in their job hunt.

For young people who are comfortable in marketing themselves or want to do a self-directed job search, Workforce Centers offer an online job bank called Connecting Colorado (www.connectingcolorado.com).

For teens who would like some help in their job search and for employers who would like more information about the Governor's Summer Job Hunt, the staff at the Delta, Gunnison and Montrose Workforce Centers are ready to assist. To find the office location nearest you and to discover the wealth of services available this summer, visit the Governor's Summer Job Hunt at Colorado.gov/gsjh.

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