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March Job Fairs Provide an Opportunity for Summer Employment

HOUSTON, TX -- (Marketwired) -- 03/14/14 -- Are you a high school or college student looking for a summer job? If so, look no further than at the YMCA of Greater Houston. Each of the 37 YMCA centers in Houston will hold job fairs on Saturday, March 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The job fairs are being held during Spring Break to give students a better opportunity to apply to more than 1,100 area positions. Most positions are seasonal, and employment runs from June to August with some training required in May. Interviews will occur during the job fair.

This is a good opportunity for students to gain workforce experience while helping children develop intellectually and physically. "If you love working with kids and you are interested in strengthening your community, you'll love working at the YMCA," said Jennifer Lopez, Vice President of Human Resources at Houston YMCA. "YMCA staff members get to make a difference in the lives of children by helping them grow and develop their skills. They also gain some valuable work experience at the beginning of their career."

Job opportunities include lifeguards, swim instructors day camp counselors, group exercise instructors, personal trainers and welcome center staff.

Below are some basic requirements for each:

  • Lifeguard - Minimum age of 16, strong swimming skills, passion for aquatics, lifeguard certifications
  • Day Camp Counselor - Minimum age of 18, passion for working with kids
  • Swim Instructor - Minimum age of 16, strong swimming skills, passion for aquatics, swim instructor certifications
  • Group Exercise Instructor - Minimum age of 18, energetic, outgoing, group exercise certifications
  • Personal Trainer - Minimum age of 21, enthusiastic, passion for helping others, personal training certifications
  • Welcome Center - Minimum age of 16, friendly, strong computer and customer service skills

What to bring to the interview:

  • A resume
  • A filled-out application, which can be obtained in the lobby on the day of the fair

Find the YMCA nearest you and learn how you can contribute to youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

About the Y
First organized in 1886, the YMCA of Greater Houston is one of the city's leading nonprofits strengthening communities through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The YMCA, a United Way of Greater Houston agency, seeks to serve all - regardless of age, income, faith or background and we welcome everyone. In the greater Houston area, 37 YMCA facilities, one overnight camp and hundreds of program sites nurture the potential of children and teens, improve the city's health and well-being, and provide opportunities to give back and support neighbors. Anchored in the Houston community, the Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. To learn more, call 713-659-5566 or visit us on the web at www.ymcahouston.org.

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Contact:
Taryn Baranowski
YMCA of Greater Houston
Phone: 713-805-6374
E-Mail: taryn.baranowski@ymcahouston.org

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