YAKIMA, Wash.-- Hundreds of teenagers from around Yakima were looking for part-time summer jobs at the Southeast Community Center Monday. It's a yearly event that tries to pair 100 teens with 100 jobs in the community.
They learned how to fill out applications, create resumes, and learned interview skills from local employers.
Those who took part in the free event will qualify for a 4-week job placement.
"It helps teens find work by talking to people who have experience working with the company," said John Sykes, a student at Eisenhower High School.
Organizers say providing a summer job for teens is one way to combat gangs and reduce crime in the community.