Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Summer 2009 Youth Employment Program

This is a great opportunity for local businesses from the Schenectady County Job Training Agency. The Summer Jobs program extends from July 6th to August 14th.

  • Mission: To connect Schenectady County youth between the ages of 14-24 years old with employment opportunities in both the private sector and not for profit business community.

  • Your role: As a member of the business community, we ask that you provide opportunities for youth to work in a positive environment with supervision for up to 30 hours per week.  We are looking for businesses that will challenge youth to develop job skills, encourage further education and open their minds to career fields they may have never been exposed to.

  • Our Role: Schenectady County Job Training Agency is responsible for:
    Payment of wages
     14-15 year olds work 20 hours/week at $7.25/hour
     16-24 year olds work 30 hours/week at $7.25/hour
    All payroll functions, deductions, withholdings, and delivery of paychecks. Insurance-Worker’s Compensation and Unemployment Insurance coverage.

From Jennifer Goldie, Workforce Investment Youth Coordinator    

For over thirty years, Schenectady County Job Training Agency has coordinated the Summer Youth Employment Program, providing young people with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience.  This year, we plan to employ 520 youth between the ages of 14 and 24 during the summer months to enable them to learn positive work behaviors. 

In order to be successful with this program, we rely on the business community to provide youth with a positive, meaningful place to develop their skills.  We look for businesses/ agencies who are interested in providing the job tasks for these employees and the supervision, serving as positive role models in helping youth to develop good work habits.  Our agency provides all of the wages for their summer work experience as well as an employment counselor to answer any questions and assist with any issues that may arise.  With your cooperation, we can form a true partnership in better developing our future workforce.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the enclosed form and either mail or fax it back to Schenectady County Job Training Agency.  If you should have any questions, please feel free to contact me at 344-2799.  Again, thank you very much for your consideration in developing our future workforce.

Local businesses interested in participating can download the 2009 Worksite Request Form at www.visitscotia.com/documents/workrequestform.pdf


 

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