Pima County seeking private employers to host young employees this summerby Pima County News on Mar. 05, 2013, under Economic Development, One-Stop Career Center, Pima County, Southern Arizona, Tucson, youth
Will your company or business help them gain the experience that will put them on the path to responsible and rewarding employment?
Pima County puts hundreds of young people ages 14 to 21 to work every summer with private employers and government agencies.
The County is seeking local private sector professionals – particularly architectural, legal, medical and veterinary firms – to host these temporary employees, especially in June and July.
The Pima County One-Stop Career Center and/or its contractors have limited funds to pay or help pay these young workers minimum wage. Employers who can pay or contribute to their young employees’ wages make it possible for more youth to participate in the program.
These young people apply to participate in the Summer Youth Employment Program. They are assessed and attend an employability skills workshop, where they learn about good work habits and employer expectations before they go to work.
“We get help and they get on-the-job training,” one of last year’s employers said. “It’s wonderful.”
Last year, more than 4,000 young people applied. More than 1,500 were placed.
Scores of young people in Pima County are waiting for an opportunity to learn new skills, to be introduced to the workplace, to have a mentor, and to demonstrate their own unique aptitudes and ability.
A written agreement is required to host a summer youth employee. For more information, please email PledgeaJob@pima.gov.