Wilmington welcomes applicants for summer youth employment program

Young people in Wilmington are invited to apply for a position through the city’s annual summer youth employment program.

The five-week program tries to match applicants to their areas of interest.  Possible jobs include day camp assistants, playground monitors, landscaping or groundskeeping, office or clerical positions, food handling and more.  The process is open to youth between 14 and 20 years old.  The $135,000 budgeted for the program is enough to hire about 150 people, who will be chosen through a lottery.  Applications are being accepted at a series of sessions, including today (Thursday) from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at St. Elizabeth’s High School, 1500 Cedar Street.  Applications will be accepted through March 31st.  Those who are chosen will work about 25 hours a week at minimum wage, $7.25 per hour.  For more information on the summer youth employment program, call 302-576-3847.  “The program is about much more than just employment,” Mayor James Baker said.  “It is about teaching our youth the importance of being responsible citizens with marketable career and personal skills.  These young people learn a variety of job-related skills, from something as simple as how to adhere to a rigid schedule to more complex tasks, such as interacting with the public.” 

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