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Online registration opens for 2017 YouthWorks summer jobs applicants

(Cropped Photo: Ashley Fisher / Flickr / CC BY 2.0 / MGN)

BALTIMORE (WBFF) – Online registration for the 2017 YouthWorks summer jobs program is now open, for Baltimore City residents between the ages of 14-21.

The program matches city youth to summer jobs at businesses, non-profits and government employers throughout the Baltimore area. Those hired under on the program work five hours a day (excluding lunch), five days a week for a five-week period.

[To apply, visit: http://youthworks.oedworks.com]

“YouthWorks has proven to be a very popular and successful summer employment program,” Mayor’s Office of Employment Development Director Jason Perkins-Cohen said. “Baltimore’s young people are eager to work, and I encourage them to apply online to better their chances at getting a summer job.”

This year the jobs will operate in two, five-week sessions with the first starting on June 26 and the second on July 10. Applicants will be able to apply online up until Friday, March 10, 2017 and will be required to attend an in-person certification to be eligible for a job. The certification appointments will be scheduled for after-school hours and on Saturdays starting at the end of January and continuing through March.

“There is a limit to the number of YouthWorks summer jobs,” a release from the Mayor’s Office of Employment states. “Applying online and attending an in-person certification appointment do not guarantee an offer for a YouthWorks summer job.”

It adds, “Companies often choose to retain these employees past the summer in part- or full-time year-round employment.”

The worksites are not responsible for funding participants' wages, but must provide close supervision and mentoring throughout the program. Companies or individuals interested in making a tax-deductible donation to YouthWorks to help fund the summer jobs can visit: baltimorecityfoundation.org.

Companies wishing to take part in hiring a youth can visit baltimorecity.gov/hireoneyouth.

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