WorkForce Central hosts the largest job fair for young adults in Washington state. JobFest brings together hundreds of qualified and eager young adults seeking employment with dozens of Pierce County employers looking to hire the right candidates.


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JobFest connects young job seekers aged 16 to 24 years with real-world job experience whether for a few months or for many years. The mission of JobFest is to stimulate and promote the local economy and provide young adults with employment opportunities by providing an environment free of outside competition or influence where young adults and potential employers can make lasting connections.

Students at JobFest


Looking for the next step after high school or a job for the summer? Pack your resume! Even if you’re not looking for employment right away, JobFest is a great place to practice your interviewing and networking skills.

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Not sure how to go about building your resume or nervous about the interview process? JobFest offers special VIP workshops focused on resumes and interview preparation. This is the perfect opportunity to learn how to make a strong and lasting first impression.

JobFest happens every April. Check back late next winter to register and find out more!


Business owners, hiring managers, training teams: We need you to make JobFest a success!

Are you looking for qualified, entry-level workers but struggling to connect with them? Do you wish you had more opportunities to connect with young adult job seekers aged 16-24? When you register as an exhibitor at JobFest, you open the door to meet face-to-face with motivated young adult job seekers.

Check back this winter for registration details.

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Ramp up your involvement and increase your brand exposure by sponsoring JobFest.

Select from a variety of sponsorship levels to share your message with more than 700 young adults and benefit from unique, sponsor-only benefits. Check back this winter to find the sponsorship package that best fits your budget and marketing needs.

Sponsor JobFest