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Part-Time Jobs Needed For Washtenaw County Youth

Apr 10, 2018

Michigan Works is asking Washtenaw County businesses to provide employment to young adults this summer.

It's all part of a Summer 18 program designed to help keep young people between 16 and 24 years old off the streets by offering them a job.  

Shamar Herron is the Deputy Director for Michigan Works Southeast.  He says 120 students have enrolled but they still need about 40 more part-time jobs for the 10 week program.

"We hear about our young people graduating and moving off to Chicago and Los Angeles and New York.  This is one those ways that we can retain talent, by starting this pipeline early to help our young people understand, we care," said Herron.

Herron added that they're looking for job placements in fields like health care and manufacturing.

For details on how you can help young adults in this program, click here.

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— Jorge Avellan is a reporter for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him javellan@emich.edu