BALTIMORE (WJZ) Mayor Brandon Scott on Friday issued a call for businesses to hire Baltimore youth through the city’s YouthWorks program.
“Baltimore youth want to work and are ready to help our local businesses thrive. I urge employers in the area to plan for your future today by recruiting through YouthWorks for your summer needs,” he said.
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Scott said young people who get jobs through the program have a better understanding of what they want to do with their lives.
The Mayor’s Office of Employment Development has run YouthWorks for more than three decades. Each summer, thousands of Baltimoreans between the ages of 14-21 are placed in positions in private, nonprofit, and city/state government organizations.
This year’s show will run from July 5 to August 5. Participants will work up to 25 hours a week, earning $12.50 per hour.
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Workers are also provided with financial literacy and skills training.
“We want to make sure that every young person who wants to work does not miss this opportunity. Jason Perkins-Cohen, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development, says there’s still time for young people to apply and start their careers this summer at one of hundreds of job sites. job.
Due to the pandemic, the program has moved to a virtual model in 2020 and a hybrid model in 2021.
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Last November, Scott said the city would invest $30 million in Rescue Plan America funding into its workforce and economic development, including $8.4 million to create a the YouthWorks version runs year-round, starting earlier this year.
https://baltimore.cbslocal.com/2022/03/25/mayor-scott-calls-on-businesses-to-employ-young-people-through-youthworks/ Mayor Scott urges businesses to apply for YouthWorks and recruit Baltimore youth this summer – CBS Baltimore