Employer registration is now open for JobFest, the largest young adult job fair in Washington.

The fair offers employers the opportunity to connect face-to-face with hundreds of young job seekers between the ages of 16 to 24. The event is set for Wednesday, April 19, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tacoma’s STAR Center, 3873 S. 66th St.

Registration, which is free, can be completed at Workforce Central’s website, www.workforce-central.org/jobfestemployer.

Businesses are encouraged to register early to guarantee space at the event. Employer participation in the 2016 event exceeded expectations by 15 percent, and the 2017 event is expected to top last year’s capacity.