Thursday, May 7th, 2009

Morris-Sussex-Warren Employment & Training Services is offering summer employment to income-qualified youth between the ages of 16 and 24.

The agency is taking part in the 2009 Youth Summer Work Experience Program, offering summer jobs at participating government offices, schools, community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies.

The program is expected to run from July 6 to Aug. 28, depending on the number of young people who sign up. Only youth who meet the income eligibility requirements under the Workforce Investment Act funded thorough the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act will be able to participate.

Once qualified, the youth will be assigned to approved worksites by the Morris-Sussex-Warren Employment and Training Services. Typical jobs may include assisting in routine office duties, general indoor or outdoor maintenance, recreation aide and food service assistant.

Each job will pay $7.25 an hour, and the work week will be between 20 and 30 hours. The positions are limited and will be filled on a first come, first served basis by those who qualify.

Additional information may be obtained by calling the Morris-Sussex-Warren Employment and Training Services at 973-829-8400, or toll-free at 1-800-870-3478.