High school and college students in Mesa County and around Colorado will have some help finding summer employment this year thanks to the Governor's Summer Job Hunt program.

The Mesa County Workforce Center is one of many around the state taking part in the program, now in its 35th year. The program is designed to help young people take the first steps to joining Colorado's workforce.

In addition to assistance locally, the Governor's Summer Job Hunt program offers information, tools and resources to help young people find a job. The services are free of charge and include information on job fairs, businesses hiring, resume writing and interviewing skills.

There are also resources for parents to help ensure their high school or college student has both a safe and successful summer job.

The Governor's Summer Job Hunt Program offers 'youth-friendly' businesses the opportunity to post job openings and learn more about the importance of helping young people gain both employment and experience as part of their education.

The Governor's Summer Job Hunt has assisted more than one million teens since its inception. In 2014, the program helped almost 38,000 young people prepare for and seek summer employment.

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