Now that school is out many teens are getting serious about finding a summer job. Ellen Golombek, the Director of the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment says finding employment in this economy can be challenging. She says it's even more difficult when you're a teen and have little or no experience.
The Governor's Summer Job Hunt is a program that helps young people connect with community-minded employers. The program is the oldest and most successful of its kind in Colorado and serves young people from ages 16-21 at Workforce Centers across Colorado. More than a million young people have been served by the Governor's Summer Job Hunt since 1981. Last summer, more than 38,000 participated in the program
Businesses can play an important role helping teens get on a pathway to a great future. Young people can actually change the trajectory of their lives with the help of a summer job.
Workforce Centers can help a young person find summer employment. They can help teens prepare for a successful job interview and they can offer tips and advice on how to make sure that summer job is a success.
There are all kinds of jobs avaialble for teens this summer. For young people who like working outside, there are job openings in parks and open space; at golf courses and amusement parks. Indoor jobs including working in restaurants and retail. And there are even some office jobs open.
For more information on the Governor's Summer Job Hunt program go to http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite/CDLE-EmployTrain/CDLE/1248095317847
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