BATON ROUGE – An event to help young people find jobs was overrun Saturday with eager youngsters looking for work.
The first Youth Explosion turned out to be an overwhelming success, attracting more youngsters than organizers expected.
Jonathan Gray, 16, is one of the hundreds of teens looking for a summer job.
“I did three applications and never was contacted back,” Gray told WBRZ.
14-year-old Maya Hernandez is also looking for a summer job. She came out to the first Youth Explosion held at the Marriott Hotel in Baton Rouge. The hiring and training fair helps employers match potential employees ranging from 14 to 24 years old.
“I didn’t know what to expect, but when I got here, I realized that there were so many opportunities,” Hernandez said.
A wide array of employers interviewed candidates on the spot. From the job corps to the manager of a local dentist office,