One hundred fifty more young people in Wilmington will get summer jobs through a city program, thanks to a grant from the Delaware Department of Labor.
City leaders had budgeted $100,000 for the annual Summer Youth Employment Program, which would have provided six weeks worth of work (and minimum wage paychecks) for about 100 young people for the summer. After receiving a Department of Labor grant for $166,000, the city will be able to hire an additional 150 young workers, for a total of 250.
Applicatoins will be accepted from June 6 through June 9th at the city’s municipal complex at 500 Wilmington Avenue. Workers will be selected by a random lottery. Jobs include office and clerical work, day camp assistants, food handlers, and landscape assistants. Young people who are selected will work 25 hours per week.
Those interested should call the Wilmington Parks and Recreation Department at 576-3810. Find more information on the city’s website.