Mayor Tony T. Yarber Announces Official Start of Summer Youth Employment Program
Mayor Tony T. Yarber and the Department of Human Cultural Services’ Family and Youth Division on Thursday, June 2, officially announced the start of this year’s Summer Youth Employment Program.
The City is employing 300 youth, while private sector partners are employing another 425. Youth are working a wide-range of jobs, including within City of Jackson departments.
“This program is a building block for our youth,” Mayor Yarber said. “They gain on-the-job training and they’re educated on financial literacy. This program also helps to build a stronger Jackson.”
Greg Riley, the manager of the Family and Youth Division, said the program employs youth ages 16 to 24. Riley said the city has partnered with 30 businesses so far and is still accepting private sector partners.
“The program is designed to help youth focus on career and educational opportunities,” Riley said.