Hundreds of high school seniors and recent graduates attended the Project 150/Nevada Subcontractors Association Career & Employment Fair held Saturday at the Clark County Government Center, many of them showing up more than an hour before the start of the job fair.
Cooper Roofing & Solar was one of more than a dozen employers, and one of several NSA members, to be represented at the event.
Project 150 is an organization that provides clothing, food, school supplies and other necessities to homeless high school students in the Las Vegas valley. Under the motto “High School is tough enough” Project 150 serves more than 30 high schools in the valley.
But Project 150 doesn’t want these young people forgotten when they graduate from high school. That’s why they teamed with the NSA for their inaugural job fair.
Cooper Roofing & Solar President (and NSA President) Scott Donnelly said, “This was a very impressive group of young adults who attended this job fair. They were well-dressed and really well-prepared. We received a lot of great resumes and had some excellent interactions. This was a very productive job fair for us and the other employers. It was also a great opportunity for young adults to get their feet wet looking for a job.”
Donnelly represented Cooper Roofing & Solar at the job fair, accompanied by General Manager Mike Pullen.
Project 150 Executive Director Meli Pulido stated that job seekers started lining up at 8:30 for the job fair, which started at 10:00 am. Several local media outlets covered the event as well.
Danielle Miller of KVVU, Fox 5 in Las Vegas, filed a report.
Hundreds of recent high school graduates are receiving help landing their first job thanks to a local non profit.
Project 150 and the Nevada Subcontractors Association hosted a free career and employment fair for recent graduates and young adults to find career positions in several different areas, things like construction, local government, and the hotel industry. Organizers say each company has at least one position available and are ready to hire.
KTNV, Channel 13 also covered the job fair.
Many employers at the event said they were not just looking to hire young adults, but they’re prepared to mentor high school students in fields that can become a lifelong career.
The inaugural NSA/Project 150 Career & Employment Fair was a great success and we look forward to another one.