Workforce seeking companies for youth hiring event and career fair


Workforce Southwest Washington (WSW) is seeking companies to host tables at the Youth Employment Summit (YES) on March 19 at the Clark County Event Center.

The YES event is an opportunity for companies to engage with their future workforce, promote their company, industry and job opportunities. It provides high school-aged individuals an opportunity to explore careers in the region’s high-growth, high-demand industries and find first jobs. More than 600 students are expected from school districts in Clark and Cowlitz counties.

Registration is free. Companies have three opportunities to participate:

Host a table

Healthcare, tech, manufacturing and construction companies can host a table to share information about their company, types of education/training needed and open jobs, answer questions and provide hands-on demonstrations or activities. Assistance is available for employers that need help designing an activity.

Hire a student

Businesses in any industry are needed to hire students, particularly 16- and 18-year-olds. Work experience is critical to a student’s future success in the workforce.

Be a sponsor 

Local businesses can be a featured sponsor of the event. 

For sponsorship opportunities, registration and more information, contact Darcy Hoffman, Director of Business Services at Workforce Southwest Washington, at or 360-608-4949.