By: Follow South Jersey Staff
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. — The Atlantic County Workforce Development Board (WDB) is matching youth with area employers for 8-week paid internships between June and August. There are approximately 35 participating employers with a wide variety of job placement opportunities.
The program is open to Atlantic County residents between the ages of 16-24. Youth participating in the paid summer internships can earn up to $2,400 and gain valuable knowledge and experience.
According to Executive Director Francis Kuhn, the WDB hopes to place 80 youth in positions for 25 hours per week at a salary of $12 per hour. Funding for this program is provided through the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce.
“In essence, this program provides paid, on-the-job training. It gives youth a chance to see if a job or career path is of interest,” County Executive Dennis Levinson said. “It can provide a stepping stone to future employment.”
Those who are interested in learning more may visit www.learntrainworkac.com to review an informational slideshow and related documents.
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