[lin_video src=http://eplayer.clipsyndicate.com/embed/player.js?aspect_ratio=16×9&auto_next=1&auto_start=0&div_id=videoplayer-1369264747&height=480&page_count=5&pf_id=9624&show_title=1&va_id=4068366&width=640&windows=2 service=syndicaster width=640 height=480 div_id=videoplayer-1369264747 type=script]BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Looking for summer work? 250 jobs are available through a Summer Youth Employment Program in Jefferson County. You need to sign up as soon as possible. Orientation begins May 27th.
Frantinique Finn will be a junior in college this fall.
She wants to get a jump on her career and earn a little money during the summer.
“I’m hoping to get job training in my major which is psychology so when I graduate I have some career training,” says Finn.
The program is paid for with federal money from the Department of Labor and run by the Department of Community and Economic Development in Jefferson County.
“In the past it’s been very successful. This program allows the youth to work 30 hours a week and be paid $8.50 an hour. They are exposed to job readiness training, stay out of trouble, and put money in their pockets,” explains Director Dr. Frederick Hamilton.
To qualify you need to be 16 to 21 years old, meet certain income requirements and face some type of barrier to becoming employed.
Some of those circumstances include being a high school dropout, a youthful offender, a foster child or being pregnant.
If you would like more information go to the Workforce Development office at 3420 3rd Avenue South or call 205-324-0061.
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