Applications for Newark youth summer jobs are now open
Published January 8, 2017 | Newswire
Newark youth ages 14 to 24 can now apply for summer youth employment opportunities through the city’s Summer Youth Employment Program. City residents who are accepted into the program will be employed from July 9th through August 17th this summer, and earn $8.60 per hour for 16 hours of work per week.
The online application is open now through March 31st at application.newarkwep.org. Job placement will depend on a lottery for candidate selection and matching.
In addition to enabling youth to earn money, a summer job can be an effective way to build both hard skills and soft skills. like problem solving and teamwork. These can provide educational and career benefits in the longer term. According to research cited by an Urban Alliance white paper about the outcomes of summer youth employment, working in a given year can increase a teenager’s chances of being employed the following year by as much as 86 percent, and is also a predictor of better school attendance, increased high school graduation rates and higher education attainment.
See the program flyer below:
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