01/14/18 — Teens attend second information session for the summer youth program

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Teens attend second information session for the summer youth program

By Rochelle Moore
Published in News on January 14, 2018 3:05 AM


Goldsboro teenagers filled the Moffatt Auditorium at Wayne Community College Thursday for the second information session held for the Goldsboro summer youth employment program.

The mandatory session, of which attendance is required for consideration of employment, offered interested teens with details about the program, including its benefits, pay and eligibility criteria.

Due to a lower-than-expected turnout this week, the city plans to have another session for potential applicants sometime in early February, said Shycole Simpson-Carter, Goldsboro community relations director. A date for the next session will be decided within the next week.

A total of 94 teens attended the sessions, held Tuesday and Thursday at the college.

"Even though attendance was low, we are still confident that the program will have an adequate applicant pool of youth, just by the inquiries we have received."

Applications for the Goldsboro summer youth employment program are now available on the city's website or at the Community Relations Department in City Hall.

Teens, between the ages of 14 and 18, can apply for one of the near 50 jobs available this year and applications will be accepted through Feb. 9.

The jobs pay $7.25 per hour and include a 20-hour work week during one of two six-week periods, June 11-July 20 or July 9-Aug. 18.

The jobs vary and include office work, light labor and recreation support. The hiring decisions will be finalized in May.

The program this year includes low-income eligibility criteria. Income limit amounts include $32,400 for a family of two, $36,450 for a family of three, $40,450 for a family of four, $43,750 for a family of five, up to $53,500 for a family of eight.