Jill Schlesinger reports in the aftermath of the recession, summer jobs have become more elusive.
“We had 8,200-plus people get jobs last year, but we had 18,000 who applied,” Mayor Nutter noted.
Camden Mayor Dana Redd is actively seeking teenagers and adults to fill positions in food service, and as site aides, supervisors and life guards.
The Work Ready Philadelphia initiative links young people, ages 12 to 21, with paid summer internships.
For those students hoping to push their application to the top of the ever-growing heap, prior work experience can be a big plus. The right job history can up any candidate’s profile and turn hopeful applicants into freshmen.
Summer, summer, summertime! It’s every kid’s favorite time of year, but too much time on their hands can be a concern for parents. A fun part-time summer job may be the answer.
Stacy Holland, CEO of the Philadelphia Youth Network, is optimistic they can hit this lofty goal.
Summer has officially arrived, and if your teen is having trouble finding a job, 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan finds it may not be his or her fault.
The city says summer jobs are still available through a stimulus-funded program.