FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (WKRG) — The Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office said having working teenagers in the community decreases violent crimes by 43 percent.

Teens seeking a job around the county can meet with employers Monday afternoon in Fort Walton Beach. OCSO along with the Boys & Girls Club of the Emerald Coast are hosting a job fair at the Fort Walton Beach Boys & Girls Club.

OCSO said 23 businesses at the event are in need of work staff. The jobs include summer and post-summer spots at a number of local places.

List of employers expected at the event:

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Chick-Fil-A
  • Destin Community Center
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Advanced Fire Protection Services
  • Waffle House
  • Information Table with more employers

OCSO said Eglin Federal Credit Union employees will help kids set up bank accounts and teach them about financial responsibility during the job fair.