New Castle County offers summer employment to 200 area youth

Interested youth ages 14-20 should attend summer job fairs on March 9 and March 23

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New Castle, DE – New Castle County’s summer youth employment program is underway with application materials now available online at www.newcastlede.gov/syep and summer job fair application events set for Saturday, March 9 in Middletown and Saturday, March 23 in New Castle. The New Castle County Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to engage low income County residents ages 14-20 in meaningful paid work-based learning that helps them launch their careers.

“This summer we’re offering more summer youth employment than ever before in county history,” said County Executive Matt Meyer. “Complete an application, bring it to one of our summer job fairs on March 9 and March 23 and explore your career path this summer.”

The Summer Youth Employment Program exposes youth – many for the first time – to employment environments that enables them to explore a variety of occupations in and around New Castle County, while getting paid for their time. This year’s program, which runs from June 17 through August 23, will be available to more than 200 participants. In 2018, the County’s Summer Youth Employment Program hired 200 youth who were assigned to 74 worksites across New Castle County, including in and around the City of Wilmington.

All interested youth must attend one of the following two New Castle County summer job fairs of their choice:

Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. – 12 noon at Redding Middle School, 201 New Street, Middletown, DE 19709

Saturday, March 23, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Garfield Park Community Recreation Center/New Castle PAL, 26 Karyln Drive New Castle, DE 19720

Note: Youth must bring completed application materials to the job fair of their choice and should be prepared to take part in a brief interview on-site. Applicants are encouraged to dress in business casual attire.

New Castle County leverages state, county and private sector funding to provide paid summer employment opportunities throughout county government and in local partnering non-profit service providers. Hiring preference is given to youth from low-income families.

Application information available online now at http://www.nccde.org/syep