15,000 Summertime Jobs Offered to Low-Income Youths

More than 15,000 summer jobs are being offered to Los Angeles youths from low-income families as part of a $21-million federally funded program.

The Summer Youth Employment and Training Program will have positions ranging from clerical to maintenance work in government offices, nonprofit agencies, schools and hospitals, said Earl Jones, program director in Los Angeles.

Those who qualify for the July 11-Aug. 19 program can work up to 25 hours a week at $5.47 an hour, Jones said. Minimum wage is $4.25 an hour.

To be eligible, applicants must be between 14 and 21, meet federal guidelines for low-income family status and have a valid Social Security card. Those 17 and younger must have a work permit and men 18 to 21 must be registered for the draft. Non-citizens must have a green card.

Applications are available at any local Employment Development Department.

Information: (800) FOR-A-JOB.

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