By Eric Jay Toll
Paid employment opportunities are now open for youth and young adults located within the city through the Phoenix Youth RISE Summer Youth Employment program. Interested youth and young adults looking to gain real-world work experience with employers in the city of Phoenix can apply online at Phoenix.gov/HR.
As an intern, the work experience helps participating employers use skills to complete lagging projects, jump-start new ones or catch up on work that may have been set aside during the long days of the pandemic.
“It’s heartening to see summer job opportunities returning for our young people with the Phoenix Youth RISE program for 2021,” said Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego. “For businesses, this is a unique chance to mentor and guide our workforce of the future, which is critically important to the continued growth and success of our city.”
“For businesses, this is a unique chance to mentor and guide our workforce of the future, which is critically important to the continued growth and success of our city.”
Phoenix Mayor Kate Gallego
Phoenix Youth RISE covers 80 summer intern hours for four weeks through the months of June and July. The program connects employers with youth and young adults who have undergone skills training and work-readiness preparing them to work up to 20 hours per week.
There are still opportunities for employers to offer internships through the program. The city pays all training and wage costs for employers.
More information is available by emailing PWCYouthPrograms@Phoenix.gov or visiting ARIZONAatWORK.com/Phoenix.
Youth job seeker service locations include:
Chicanos Por La Causa is located in downtown Phoenix at 619 N. 7th Avenue, Building B, Phoenix, AZ 85007, (602) 206-0772.
Jewish Family and Children’s Services is located on the west end of Phoenix at 9014 N. 23rd Avenue, #3, Phoenix, AZ 85021, (602) 279-0084
The YMCA is located in Phoenix’s Maryvale Village at 3825 N. 67th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85033, (602) 688-5332.
Eric Jay Toll for PHXNewsroom.
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