Youth Employment Service (YES)

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Department of Community Services

Youth Employment Service (YES) – (805) 522-HIRE (4473)
Location: 2929 Tapo Canyon Road
Simi Valley, CA 93063

Services for Youth Ages 15 to 22

Youth meeting with Youth Employment Services Coordinator

The Youth Employment Service (YES) is provided at no cost to the youth of Simi Valley. Youth ages 15 through 22 can make appointments to receive coaching on the job application process, interview skills, professionalism in the workplace, and job referrals. Appointments can be made by calling (805) 522-HIRE (4473). Our office is located at 2929 Tapo Canyon Road (map).

All youth under the age of 18 who register with the YES must have their parents/guardians complete a Waiver of Liability prior to receiving job referrals. Youth age 18 and over must complete it themselves and bring it with them to their appointment. More information for parents and guardians is available. The YES does not issue work permits. Contact the youth's school of attendance for work permit eligibility information and an application. 

Youth who have previously registered with the YES can contact the program at (805) 522-HIRE (4473) for additional job referrals at any time. An annual Job and Career Expo is hosted each spring where youth can meet directly with employers who are currently hiring.

Services for Youth Ages 13 and 14

Youth participating in a YES workshopYouth ages 13 to 16 can sign up to attend an “Entering the Workforce” workshop offered by the YES two times per year. The next Entering the Workforce workshop will be held in July 2017, at the Simi Valley Public Library, located at 2969 Tapo Canyon Road.  This workshop will focus on employment law, employment options for youth ages 13 to 16, and job skill preparation. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information or to sign-up, contact the YES Coordinator at (805) 522-HIRE (4473).  Once the date for the workshop is confirmed, teens on the sign-up list will be notified.

Services for Employers

The YES is provided at no cost to the employers of Simi Valley. Employers can call the YES to post their open positions for distribution to YES clients during one-on-one meetings, as well as via e-list to those clients who have previously registered with the YES and have expressed interest in receiving additional job referrals. Job referrals are provided to candidates based on their ability to meet certain minimum qualifications, such as age. Youth will contact the employer directly and follow the employer’s official application process. Employers may complete a Job Order form to post available jobs. Employers may also call (805) 522-HIRE (4473) for questions regarding the service, or view the YES Employer Letter for more information. Please note the YES does not accept referrals for residential employment. Employers may also participate in the Annual YES Job and Career Expo free of charge each spring. See below for details. 

The YES accepts a variety of Job Orders from commercial employers Employer working with youth at a job siteincluding:

  • Part-time
  • Temporary
  • Full-time
  • One-time only requests

Youth Employment Service (YES) Advisory Board

The Youth Employment Service Advisory Board is made up of representatives of government agencies, schools, employers, and community members at large to discuss employment issues that relate to youth. The Board is comprised of 15 members and up to three alternates. Meetings take place on the third Wednesday of each month during the school year,  at 8:15 a.m., in the City Hall Community Room. View meeting dates and agendas for more information. The meetings are open to the public, and anyone with an interest in youth employment is encouraged to attend.

Recruitment

Recruitment for two vacant At-Large Alternate positions on the YES Advisory Board began on September 6, 2017.  Interested applicants must complete the online application before 5:00 p.m., on Friday, September 2017. New members are appointed by the City Council typically for two-year terms.  For more information, call the YES Coordinator at (805) 522-HIRE (4473).  

Events

The YES Advisory Board coordinates a Job and Career Expo held at the Boys and Girls Club of Simi Valley each spring. The 30th annual Job & Career Expo was held on April 22, 2017, sponsored by the City of Simi Valley, Boys & Girls Club of Simi Valley, and the Rotary Club of Simi Sunrise.  Each year participation is free to businesses and youth. Annually, the event attracts over 300 youth job seekers between the ages of 15 and 22, and more than 60 employers.  During the Job and Career Expo, employers are on hand to provide information about their companies and accept applications. Many employers interview candidates on-the-spot and extend job offers the same day. Youth are encouraged to come dressed to impress and prepared to interview. 

The YES Advisory Board would like to thank the following employers and organizations that participated in the 2016 YES Job and Career Expo:

A2Z Health

Acti-Labs

*A New Technique

*Applied Perceptions

Arbonne

*Babies "R" Us

Bank of America

Best Buy

*Bezign Design

Boys & Girls Club

*Buffalo Wild Wings 

*Calabasas Tennis & Swim Center

*California Kettle Corn

Camp Keystone

CFS Tax Software Inc.

*Charming Charlie

City of Simi Valley

Coast to Coast Computer Products

*Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf

Command Performance Catering

Congressman Steve Knight's Office

*Dairy Queen

*DD's Discounts

*DIY Home Center

Echo Tech Imaging

EMS Training Institute

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Firestone Complete Auto Care

*Flag Football California

Golden West Industrial Supply

Granite Transformations

*Harbor Freight

*Hook Burger

*Jack in the Box

Lazertag Extreme

Milgard Manufacturing

 

 

*Mobious Industries

National College Planning Solutions

*Naturally Aged Flooring

*Nutek Wheels

Panda Express

Party Blitz

*PetSmart

Play It Again Sports

Premier Designs Jewelry by Donna

Professional Medical Careers Institute

Rain International

Rancho Simi Recreation & Park District

Robotics & Things

Sandbox Computers for Kids, Inc.

*Scooter's Jungle

Send Out Cards

*Simi Hills Retirement Community

Simi Valley Aquatics

Simi Valley Youth Council

Six Flags Magic Mountain and Hurricane Harbor

*Souplantation

*Styles For Less

*Sub Contractor

Sub Zero Ice Cream & Yogurt

*Taco Bell

Team Play Events

*Tilly's

Tristone Cinemas

*Two Men and a Truck

United States Army

UPS

Ventura County Elections Division

Ventura County Fire Department

Women of Substance/Men of Honor

YMCA

*Yogurtland 

 *Employers that posted openings in the Job Bank

 

The YES Advisory BISW Photooard also coordinates Interview Skills Workshops at each of the local high schools and at the Simi Valley Public Library. The Interview Skills Workshops are presented each spring to prepare students to apply for their first job either through the annual Job and Career Expo or in the community. The presentation includes how to complete a job application, how to dress to meet employers, and how to prepare for an interview. Students who are interested in learning when the Interview Skills Workshop will be offered at their school may contact the Youth Employment Service at (805) 522-HIRE (4473) for details.

For more information regarding the YES program, please call (805) 522-HIRE (4473).

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