BATON ROUGE, LA — April 5, 2018 — Today, Mayor-President Sharon Weston-Broome announced that applications are now available for the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The four-week program will employ 250 young people from across East Baton Rouge Parish beginning in June and lasting for four consecutive weeks.
“My Summer Youth Employment Program serves as a young person’s introduction to the workforce,” said Mayor Broome. “These highly coveted positions offer students invaluable educational and real-world work experience while earning a livable wage during their summer break.”
East Baton Rouge Parish residents ages 14-17 will be placed in part-time positions in various public, private, and nonprofit agencies throughout the parish. Teens will work in job placement sites or engage in workforce development courses that offer participants the opportunity to explore potential education or career paths. Students will also participate in professional development classes and financial literacy training.
Students ages 18 and older may apply to serve in leadership roles within the program. Applications can only be submitted starting on Monday, April 16, 2018 but no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to the Department of Human Resources, Recruitment and Examination Division, 1755 Florida Boulevard. Early and late applications will not be accepted.
Applicants will be notified of acceptance or non-acceptance during the first week of May 2018. Participation is limited. Acceptance is based on the quality of the application and to ensure participation is representative of all 12 EBR metro council districts.
Visit https://www.brla.gov/1539/Mayors-Summer-Youth-Employment-Program to download job descriptions and employment applications.