For those looking to make extra money this summer, a young adult job fair, which includes several employers, is happening this week.

Stan Holmes, a teacher at Fort Knox Middle High School, has been hosting this event for the past 10 years. Last year’s fair was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In partnership with Chris Johnson, pastor at Holmes’ church, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, the fair is from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Derek L. Brown Gymnasium at 1582 Hill St. in Radcliff.

Holmes said having grown up in St. Louis, he and other youngsters always had different summer jobs available during that time. He wanted to create an event that would be able to give these opportunities to people like his own children when they were younger.

“It creates and builds their self esteem, teaches them teamwork, it gives them an opportunity to be able to work with others and learn how to work in a corporate situation no matter what it is,” Holmes said.

Businesses at the fair include local restaurants, stores, businesses, military branches and also some major employers in Louisville including UPS and Kentucky Kingdom.

Holmes said they typically have between 150 to about 200 young adults attend the fair every year. He said students in Hardin County and in every district are invited to come.

He said he is aware of a few different people that have joined the military through this fair and have gone to college or stayed to have a career in the military.

“We have to understand that the stimulus check, and the unemployment doesn’t last forever. This is an opportunity for us to get you back in the workforce,” he said.

Questions can be referred to Holmes at 270-300-9554.

Andrew Harp can be reached at 270-505-1414 or aharp@thenews enterprise.com.

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