Monday, June 15th, 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, funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, offering summer jobs at participating government offices, schools, community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies.

The program is expected to begin on or about July 1 and run for seven to eight weeks, depending on the number of young people who sign up.

Only youth who meet the income eligibility requirements as well as other significant barriers to employment under the Workforce Investment Act will be able to participate. Family income would need to be at or below the poverty level unless the youth has a disability or is a foster child in which case only his or her income is considered.

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.

All applications must be approved before July 1.

More 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.