Wells Fargo to Host Hire One Youth Job Fair for Baltimore Students Seeking Summer Jobs in the Banking Industry

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 19, 2012

FOR ASSIGNMENT: Tuesday, April 24, 2012; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Contacts: Brice Freeman, MOED, 410-396-1910, [email protected] Michael McCoy, Wells Fargo, 202-303-3029, [email protected]

Wells Fargo to Host Hire One Youth Job Fair for Baltimore Students Seeking Summer Jobs in the Banking Industry Baltimore, Maryland (April 19, 2011) – Wells Fargo Bank has organized a job fair to connect Baltimore City high school students interested in finance careers with part-time summer jobs in the banking industry. Several local banks – including Suntrust, Hamilton Federal, Harbor Bank, M&T and MECU – are participating in the fair as part of Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Hire One Youth campaign, which challenges every Baltimore employer to hire at least one job-ready 16- to 21-year-old this summer through the city’s YouthWorks program. WHO: All students participating in the job fair are graduating Baltimore City high school seniors seeking a summer job through the YouthWorks program. YouthWorks will screen job candidates prior to the fair to ensure employers have well-prepared, qualified students to interview. Andy Bertamini, Maryland regional president for Wells Fargo, is one of eleven local business leaders from various industries who are part of the Hire One Youth Leadership Team. WHEN: Tue., April 24, 2012. Media is invited to attend from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. WHERE: Wells Fargo Tower, 7 St. Paul Street, 3rd Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202 BACKGROUND: YouthWorks is Baltimore City’s summer jobs program, which places young people between the ages of 14 and 21 in six-week summer jobs with private sector, nonprofit, and city and state government employers throughout the city. To widen the positive impact of YouthWorks in 2012 by creating more summer job opportunities with local employers, Mayor Rawlings-Blake has created the Hire One Youth campaign and formed a leadership team comprised of members from the business community to champion the effort. Local employers who wish to join the Hire One Youth campaign by committing to hire at least one youth this summer can complete the online form at www.baltimorecity.gov/HireOneYouth or contact YouthWorks at 410-396-JOBS (5627) or [email protected]. YouthWorks is operated by the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development with the assistance of employers and workforce partners, and with financial support from a variety of contributors. ### In fiscal year 2011, the Mayor's Office of Employment Development hosted more than 139,000 visits from city residents at our one-stop career centers, facilitated nearly 19,000 computer literacy training sessions at our Digital Learning Labs, and placed close to 2,700 individuals in jobs. We connected more than 5,000 youth to summer employment and assisted more than 500 businesses through our Employ Baltimore strategy. This year we are continuing our commitment to match Baltimore citizens with good jobs and satisfying careers, and to link area businesses to qualified employees. www.oedworks.com

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