WorkForce solutions held a youth job fair today. The fair was geared towards teens but residents of all ages were welcomed.
Kayla Crider said her summer job has paid off.
Crider works at Chuck E. Cheese and this June will mark one year that she has been with the restaurants.
Through this job she was able to buy her first car.
Some teens said having a summer job is just a way to have cash now but one teen at the Sonic on Sayles turned his summer job into a career.
"I started out at sonic when I was 16 just as a car hop," said Jacob Borrego. "I was eager to get a job since I turned 16." "You know you start driving and there are so many things you want to do, and you can't do anything without making money."
The Cooper High grad is now part owner of the Sonic on Sayles Boulevard. It took him a short four years to move up from a car hop to owner.
While you may be looking for a summer job to get out of the house, save up for something, you never know what your first job will teach you.
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Here is a list from the WorkForce Solutions web site of all the businesses that took part in today's event.
Abilene Country Club
Big Country Subs dba Subway
City of Abilene
KTAB-TV / KRBC-TV
T. J. Maxx
Texas Army National Guard
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
YMCA of Abilene
Abilene Regional P-16 Council
BCFS Abilene Transition Center
West Texas Area Health Education Center-Big Country Region
Workforce Solutions of West Central Texas