Youth Summer Employment


If you know any young people 18-21 from Atlantic/Cape May counties who need summer employment please pass this information on.  Contact:

Stacy Forman at (609) 485-0153, ext. 362 at the Atlantic Cape May WIB One Stop Career Center.

 PLEASE NOTE: Orientations are scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Atlantic County Office Building Auditorium located at 1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City and Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Atlantic County One Stop Career Center, GED Testing Room located at 2 South Main Street, Pleasantville. These sessions are open to all youth that meet the age criteria.

Youth Summer Employment Program

Atlantic and Cape May County out-of-school youth, ages 18 to 21, may be eligible to participate in a Paid Summer Employment Program funded by the Workforce Investment Act provided that they meet the “economically disadvantaged” criteria established by the United States Department of Labor.

Eligible youth will participate in the program for up to 12 weeks, 20 to 25 hours per week, beginning July 11, 2011. All participants will complete eight (8) hours of life skills and work readiness activities prior to placement in federal, state, county or municipal governments; public secondary or post secondary education settings; or non-profit agencies. Participants will work as an “aide” or “assistant” under the direct supervision of a work site supervisor.

“For a vast majority of youth, the summer employment program may be their first job,” stated County Executive Dennis Levinson.

There is no cost to participate. Placements may include, but are not limited to: Office/Clerical Aides, General Indoor or Outdoor Maintenance Aide, Recreation Worker Aide, Child/Elderly Care Worker Aide, Food Service Worker Aide and Community Aide.

“We will do our best to identify work experiences that match well to entry level employment; taking into consideration travel accommodations, skills needed to perform the job, health and safety issues and other similar parameters,” noted Rhonda Lowery, Executive Director of the Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board.

Preliminary eligibility requirements require that youth must be out-of school, 18 to 21 years of age, a citizen or eligible alien, a low income individual, and have a barrier to employment, such as: deficient in basic skills, school dropout, homeless, runaway or foster child, pregnant or parenting, offender or a youth with a disability that requires additional support to secure employment. Additionally, participating males must be registered with Selective Service. Youth that meet the above criteria and are on summer break from college may apply for participation in the program.

Orientations are scheduled for Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in the Atlantic County Office Building Auditorium located at 1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City and Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 2:00 p.m. in the Atlantic County One Stop Career Center, GED Testing Room located at 2 South Main Street, Pleasantville. These sessions are open to all youth that meet the age criteria.

 For more information, please contact Stacy Forman at (609) 485-0153, ext. 362 at the Atlantic Cape May WIB One Stop Career Center.

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