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Thursday, April 7, 2011

Applications Now available for the 2011 Mayor's Summer Jobs Program.

High School Students, Somerville Residents Ages 16 and Up Eligible to Apply for Summer Program; Job Placement in City Departments, Local Businesses!

SOMERVILLE - Mayor Joseph A. Curtatone and Somerville Youth Programming Coordinator Nancy Bacci announced that applications are now available for the 2011 Mayor's Summer Jobs Program. Available through Friday, April 29th, applications can be found at the City of Somerville's Personnel Department (City Hall) or on the City's website (HERE). The Program provides opportunities for Somerville youth to gain employment and job training within the public and private sectors throughout the summer. Eligible students must be Somerville residents, enrolled in high school, and at least 16 years of age. All applications must be returned to the Personnel Department.

"We are fortunate that, despite the difficult economic climate in recent years, we're able to offer job training opportunities to our City's youth, and that our local businesses partners are committed to helping our young people as well," Mayor Curtatone said. "This program offers a unique opportunity for Somerville students to experience both public and private sector work, in a variety of areas, that will assist them with college and job preparation, and provide important life skills as they enter young adulthood."

Applications must be submitted to the Personnel Department at City Hall by April 29th with a copy of a birth certificate, social security card, and photo. Each applicant must complete an interview during the week of May 16-20, 2011, as well as an orientation in June, prior to the beginning of the program. Summer jobs require approximately 30 hours per week, though actual schedules will vary by employer. For more information or to request an application, contact Youth Programming Coordinator Nancy Bacci at 617-625-6600 ext 2250, or CLICK HERE to download an application.

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