March 27, 2009

In the News: Summer Jobs Get Boost From Stimulus Bill

Summer jobs for high school students and young adults are getting a boost from Stimulus Bill funding.

A series of recent articles from papers around the country are reporting tens of thousands of dollars (and in some cases millions of dollars) pouring into local community employment programs.

In El Paso, Texas, for example, three thousand 14 to 24 year olds from low-income families can earn $6.55 to $7.25 an hour for working or getting classroom job training this summer.

And in Kent County, Michigan, Jubilee Jobs Inc. has funding to employ 150 14-24 year olds for six to 10 weeks over the summer. Employers can submit applications to Jubilee Jobs, which will pay the workers full salaries for up to 15-30 hours per week. Workers will also receive a paid two-week training period before their job starts.

Of course, you don’t need stimulus funding to find a job this summer — but given the increased competition for summer jobs, it certainly can’t hurt. If you want to learn more about how to land a job this summer, check out JobMonkey’s section on summer employment. You may also want to give some of these past posts about summer jobs a read:

>> How to Find a Summer Job
>> Seven Tips for Landing a Summer Job
>> Are Summer Jobs Drying Up?

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