Enrollment For Washtenaw Youth Employment Program Fills Up Fast

May 23, 2016

Washtenaw County Summer 16 Youth Employment Logo
Credit Courtesy Photo / ewashtenaw.org

The Summer 16 Youth Employment Program in Washtenaw County closed its enrollment after only two weeks because of high demand.  

Over 200 people between the ages of 16 and 24 applied.  40 local businesses also signed up to provide part-time work for 11 weeks during the summer.   

Shamar Herron is a workforce development manager for Michigan Works.

"Right now, we have 73 jobs available for approximately 78 youth.  So, we're still looking for five employment opportunities."

The program is designed to keep youth off the streets.

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