Mayor's office announces summer job opportunities for youth

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The mayor's office has announced a program that provides opportunities for young people to get jobs over the summer.

Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome is teaming up with the Division of Human Development and Services, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) Program, and the East Baton Rouge Parish School System to host the 2018 Youth Explosion.

The event will be held Saturday, May 12 at the Marriott Hotel, located at 5500 Hilton Ave. in Baton Rouge from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will offer job opportunities for people ages 14 to 24. At the event, they'll be able to connect with potential employers, access resources, and learn about post-secondary education and training opportunities. Employers will conduct interviews at the event and attendees will also be able to submit applications to the 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program.

Applications for the Summer Youth Employment Program will also be accepted on Monday, May 14 and Tuesday, May 15 at the McKinley Alumni Center, located at 1520 Thomas H. Delpit Dr. The program primarily targets at-risk youth not in school by helping with career and educational development.

For more information about program eligibility requirement, or to get an application, click here. Those interested can also contact Dr. Tamiara L. Wade at 225-389-3100.

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