By: Follow South Jersey Staff
PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. — Atlantic County residents, 16-24 years old, can earn $15 an hour while gaining valuable knowledge and work experience with participation in the Summer Youth Work Employment Program.
Sponsored by the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board (WDB), the program matches youth with area employers for 8-week paid internships between July 5 and August 31. A wide variety of job placement opportunities is available among 19 participating employers.
According to Executive Director Francis Kuhn, the WDB hopes to place 100 youth in positions for 25 hours per week with the potential to earn $3,000. Funding for this program is provided through the N.J. Department of Labor and Workforce.
“In essence, this program provides paid, on-the-job training,” Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson said in a press release from the county. “It gives youth a chance to see if a job or career path is of interest. It can provide a steppingstone to future employment.”
Those who are interested in learning more may visit www.learntrainworkac.com where they may also print and complete an application. Application window opens April 1 through June 15.
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