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PAID SUMMER JOBS FOR BERKELEY YOUTH
YouthWorks Jobs Often Serve as Stepping-stones for College, Careers

Berkeley, California (Friday, February 24, 2017) - Berkeleyans between 14 and 25 years of age can apply to be part of YouthWorks, which allows youth to get valuable work experience while getting paid.

YouthWorks places local youth in summer jobs that last up to 7 weeks, for up to 30 hours per week, earning $10.50 per hour, beginning in early July. Youth can work in computers and IT, office administration, law and government, tobacco prevention, youth development, and more!

Valuable work experience can play an important role for young people's professional, financial, social and emotional well-being. Over the years, thousands of Berkeley youth have used YouthWorks as a stepping stone for career- and college-preparation. Applications are due Friday, March 31, 2017.

Submit completed applications to the YouthWorks office.  Youth must be at least 14 years of age at the time of application and need to come in person to the YouthWorks office to pick up an application. Applications will be available beginning Wednesday, March 1, 2017.  

If you need to create your very first resume or spruce up the one you have, YouthWorks and the Berkeley Public Library can help. Come to one of the FREE resume workshops:

Free Resume Workshop
Thursday March 9th, 16th and 23rd
3:30 - 5:00 pm
Central Branch of the Berkeley Public Library
2090 Kittredge at Shattuck, 3rd floor electronic classroom
These are FREE workshops for Berkeley teens aged 14-19

Sign up at YouthWorks, 2180 Milvia St. 1st floor - the same place you'll get your YouthWorks summer job application!

You can find more information about getting a summer job through YouthWorks and the answers to frequently asked questions by visiting the YouthWorks homepage. For year-round employment opportunities for older Berkeley youth ages 18-25, call or come by the YouthWorks office for information regarding additional programs.

Please visit us at the address below to pick up your 2017 YouthWorks Summer Employment application and sign up for a free resume workshop. We look forward to working with YOU!

YouthWorks
2180 Milvia, 1st Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 981-4970

Monday - Friday, 8 AM - 5 PM

Visit us online: http://www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/youthworks/

(Please Note: Friday March 10 is a Reduced Service Day for the City of Berkeley, YouthWorks will be closed)

 

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