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Monday, April 21, 2014

Right Track catching up with youth job demand

Are you looking for interns and youth workers? Apply here before May 1!

 

Earlier this month, record numbers of Saint Paul’s youth completed applications for the city’s Right Track internship and youth jobs program. Nearly a third of Saint Paul teens are unemployed—a statistic larger than the metro, state, and national averages—and one that we can change. The Right Track program is designed to pair students with employers for summer internships, providing real-life work experience for our youth, and a great worker for our businesses.

More than 1,600 students applied for this year’s summer internship program, and we are looking for additional small and nonprofit businesses to place applicants. Through a partnership with the Saint Paul Area Chamber of Commerce and the support of several foundations, there is a new opportunity for small businesses and nonprofits to receive reimbursement for wages. Check here for more information on hiring a Right Track intern.

Right Track takes a pipeline approach to creating impactful and substantive work and skill development for our city’s next workforce. Working on a continuum, applicants start out working in parks, libraries, and nonprofits and develop skills in professional settings the following summer. If your small business or nonprofit is looking for internship or youth job opportunities, click here for program information and details. 

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