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Young adults try to score job during Youth Opportunity Showcase

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It's a one stop hiring shop for 900 open positions It's a one stop hiring shop for 900 open positions
More than 2,500 young adults registered to market themselves at the Kentucky International Convention Center Saturday More than 2,500 young adults registered to market themselves at the Kentucky International Convention Center Saturday
Young adults between 16-21 years of age had a chance to market themselves for full-time, part-time and summer jobs to more than 30 employers. Young adults between 16-21 years of age had a chance to market themselves for full-time, part-time and summer jobs to more than 30 employers.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - More than 2,500 young adults registered to market themselves at the Kentucky International Convention Center Saturday and find a job during the Mayor's Youth Opportunity Showcase.

It's a one stop hiring shop for 900 open positions.

"Teens definitely have a shot. These companies wouldn't be here if they weren't looking for people, but it's very competitive. The national statistics show the employment rate for teenagers is the lowest it's been since we started tracking it in 1948, so it's a very tough market," KentuckianaWorks Executive Director Michael Gritton said.

Butler High School Junior Sean Enloe made it a priority to attend the event.

"It's hectic trying to find managers where places are hiring. I think this is better then having to go around to different locations so I really wanted to make it here," Enloe said.

Young adults between 16-21 years of age had a chance to market themselves for full-time, part-time and summer jobs to more than 30 employers.

For those who didn't attend the event, you can find more resources here.

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