Local teens interview for manufacturing jobs

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Local teens looking for a summer job had a chance to interview for paid manufacturing positions today.

A total of 135 young people applied for a job at the Kansas Workforce Center in north Wichita this afternoon.

"We're hoping that these kids have great outcomes and that they're able to land the job that they're wanting. We're also hoping to connect employers to their future pipeline so they have a workforce of the future," said Amanda Duncan, vice president and chief business development officer for the Workforce Centers of South Central Kansas.

Three companies offered on-site interview, including Textron Aviation, Spirit AeroSystems, and Cox Machine. Applicants also had the opportunity to submit applications for manufacturing jobs at XLT Ovens.

This was the third annual "Manufacturing Interview Day."

Applicants will be notified in the next few weeks if he/she will get a job offer.

There are three more hiring events for young adults on April 19, April 22, and May 30. For details, click here

To learn more about the Youth Employment Project, click here.

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