JSND program seeks young peopleJob Service North Dakota is seeking businesses and young people, ages 14-24, to participate in a statewide summer youth employment program, May 1-Sept. 30, as part of the federal economic stimulus plan.
Job Service North Dakota is seeking businesses and young people, ages 14-24, to participate in a statewide summer youth employment program, May 1-Sept. 30, as part of the federal economic stimulus plan.
As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, JSND will pay wages of eligible young people enrolled in the Summer Youth Program.
“Participating businesses will have an opportunity to offer positive and meaningful learning experiences to eligible youth at very low cost,” JSND Executive Director Maren Daley said. “Participating youth will explore jobs and gain valuable work experience, ultimately preparing for careers within North Dakota.”
Both private and public sector businesses can use the program to provide temporary jobs, or as a training period for future, regular positions. The Summer Youth Program can be a tool for long-term growth planning, exposing youth to the occupations that businesses may need filled in the future.
Employers and job seeking youth must apply with JSND to participate in the program. Workers must meet certain eligibility requirements and agree to an employment plan developed in cooperation with the employer and JSND prior to beginning work.
Businesses willing to provide work sites and supervision for these summer jobs should contact their local JSND office. Offices are listed on the agency Web site, www.jobsnd.com.
Young people are also encouraged to call or visit their nearest JSND office for more information or to apply for the program.