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State summer jobs program provides opportunities for teens, small businesses

State summer jobs program provides opportunities for teens, small businesses

Cierra Geiger, 16, manned the cash register at Undersea Outfitters on Tuesday, a dive shop in Westminster where she has spent her summer providing customer service, filling dive tanks and unloading equipment. "I applied to a lot of jobs but I couldn't find one," said Geiger, a student at the Gateway School. "Most places want someone with experience, so I'm glad I was hired here." Geiger's employer, Laird Brown, owner of the small business, said he wouldn't have been able to hire help without the assistance of the Carroll County Business and Employment Resource Center, which operates a state program called Maryland Summer Connections in the...

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