Summer Youth Employment Program Offers Learning While Earning

By: Follow South Jersey Staff

MAYS LANDING, N.J. — Atlantic County has announced its Summer Youth Employment Program where county residents, 16-24 years old, can earn $15 an hour while gaining valuable knowledge and work experience.

“This program has been very successful in providing youth with a chance to explore potential career paths and earn money and experience while doing so,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson in a press release from the county. “It has also been beneficial to local employers that are dealing with staffing shortages.”

Sponsored by the Atlantic County Workforce Development Board, the program matches youth with area employers for 8-week paid internships between May 1 and August 31. A wide variety of job placement opportunities is available with government agencies, local businesses, and non-profit organizations.

According to Executive Director Francis Kuhn, the WDB hopes to place 200 youth in positions for 25 hours per week with the potential for each to earn $3,000. Funding for this program is provided through the NJ Department of Labor and Workforce.

Those who are interested may visit to print and complete an application, between April 3 and June 15, or contact Cynthia Torres at (609) 485-0052 ext. 4848 or by email to: for more information.

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