The City has 100 jobs remaining for this year’s Career Development Program and is looking for 100 young people who want to earn a paycheck this summer. Mayor Mike Purzycki and Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Kelley are encouraging young Wilmington residents to submit an application today for one of the 100 available jobs. The deadline to submit an application for the 2018 Youth Career Development program (formerly the Summer Youth Employment Program) is 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 8. The Mayor and Director said the City’s program helps young people develop valuable work skills and prepare them for a successful future.
The application form is available on the City’s website at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/parksjobs or applicants can call the Department of Parks and Recreation at 302-576-3822. Completed applications may be submitted by next Tuesday to the Department of Parks and Recreation located at 500 Wilmington Avenue. City staff will be on hand from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each weekday to assist applicants.
“We’re excited about this program and the opportunity to provide young people with a solid foundation for both personal and professional growth while also instilling in them an appreciation of the value of service to the community,” said Mayor Purzycki.
The Mayor said the City will employ a total of 450 youth this summer in a variety of jobs and internships within City government as well as in the business and community sectors. The 350 young people who have already submitted applications are guaranteed a job if they meet all requirements for employment. He said the remaining 100 jobs will be filled on a first-come, first served basis. Youth are encouraged to act quickly to secure a summer job.
To be considered for the 2018 Youth Career Development program, applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 20, must complete an application form in its entirety, and must meet other income, residency and job-eligibility requirements, which can also be found online. Applicants 17 years of age and under must also complete a Delaware Department of Labor work permit form, which can also be downloaded from the City’s website. In addition, all participants in this year’s program must arrange for direct deposit of their paychecks in order to be paid.
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