Burlington County officials on Thursday will hold their seventh annual Youth Job Fair in Westampton.

"The Youth Job Fair has established itself as a valuable tool for both our young workforce and our community business partners to learn about and understand the opportunities that both present for each other," Freeholder Deputy Director Joseph B. Donnelly said in a news release.

Last year, about 200 youths took advantage of the opportunity to meet more than 20 "ready to hire" employers.

This year's job fair, sponsored by the Burlington County Workforce Investment Board in conjunction with the freeholders and the Youth Investment Council, will be held Thursday, from 3-6 p.m., at the county Human Services Facility, 795 Woodlane Road, Westampton.

Residents between 16 and 21 seeking employment or advancement are encouraged to attend. Participants should bring at least 20 copies of their resume.

"We encourage all businesses to make an investment in our future by creating opportunities for our youth," Workforce Investment Board Chairman Robert Santare said. "With the right opportunities and proper training, that investment will pay dividends."

There is no cost to youths or employers for the job fair.

The adult job fair will be held June 20 at Burlington County Institute of Technology in Westampton from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.