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Students interview with employers at job fair

Posted: 8:01 PM, Apr 26, 2019
Updated: 2019-04-29 09:44:34-04

BALTIMORE, Md. — It's the map many of us take – graduate high school and go to college. But on Friday, not everyone was doing that. Some teens are going straight to work.

About 500 high school seniors met with potential employers. It was a part of the Baltimore City High School graduate job fair.

More than 90 businesses interviewed teens for full-time work and workforce training opportunities.

That's how Jonathan Hite found his chance to work in a machine shop.

"I appreciate that John and the rest of the company that works with the machine shop gave me the opportunity to become a trainee in that field, and I think it could benefit me in the long run because, just in case I do not work for Danko, I could take it elsewhere that does do CNC machining," said Hite.

This was the second year for the job fair.