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City of Mobile Now Hiring Youth


December 20, 2017

"We need our young people trained and working this summer to prepare them for the City's growing job market. We tell our youth that violence is not the answer, and now it's time to consistently provide options to empower them so that they can be successful." - Mayor Stimpson

City Action:
Mobile is hiring! Through the Youth Empowered for Success (YES) initiative, youth can now apply for the Summer Jobs Skills Program (ages 14 to 15) or the Summer Youth Employment Program (ages 16 to 24). Participants must be between the ages of 14 to 24 and must be Mobile City residents or attend a Mobile County Public High School.

What is the Summer Jobs Skills Program?
This summer, young people ages 14 and 15 will complete an unpaid, job-readiness course. The City of Mobile has partnered with various organizations to provide job skills training and discuss community issues. The three week program will focus on job skills and community engagement.

What is the Summer Youth Employment Program?
This summer, young people ages 16 to 24 will have an opportunity to learn job skills and work experience while earning money . The part time employment will focus on job skills training and gaining work experience. Participants have the opportunity to work for the City of Mobile, the tourism industry in Gulf Shores and the private sector in Mobile. All participants in the Summer Youth Employment Program will be paid the Alabama minimum wage and are guaranteed to work 120 hours from June 4 through July 20, 2018. Participants will only be compensated for the time worked up to the maximum number of hours permitted. Prior to employment, all participants will complete sixteen hours of job-readiness instruction.

What are expectations for youth?
Once young people are approved to participate, they must successfully complete the evidenced-based work readiness training. They are expected to be active, engaged, and to always put forth their best effort.

How do I apply?
To apply for the Summer Job Skills Training for ages 14 and 15 and to apply for the Summer Youth Employment for ages 16 to 24, please apply here.

Additional information on the initiative can be found at www.yes251.org.