Opportunities For Young Adults: The Pacific Gateway Hire-A-Youth Program

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Pacific Gateway Hire-A-Youth ProgramFive hundred youth ages 18-24 will have access to employment opportunities, and 250 youth ages 16-17 will have opportunities to participate in a stipend-based internship this summer, thanks to the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network Hire-A-Youth program.  Qualified individuals will be selected from the young adults completing Hire-A-Youth’s career exploration and work readiness training.

“We know how difficult it is for young adults to find work. Pacific Gateway is committed to getting young adults ready for work through its Work Readiness Credential, and then providing assistance in obtaining employment,” said Bryan Rogers, Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Board Executive Director.

“The first step anyone age 16-24 needs to take to get a job through Hire-A-Youth is to register for our no-cost 20-hour career exploration with Road Trip Nation and 25-hour work readiness training,” said Rick Gonzalez, Youth Opportunity Center Manager. “Individuals who successfully earn the prestigious Work Readiness Credential endorsed by the U.S. and local Chambers of Commerce and will be ready for an employment or internship opportunity.”

Young adults living in Lomita, Long Beach, Signal Hill or Torrance are eligible for this training and employment opportunity.  Here are the details:

  • 18-24 year olds can get help finding employment following training
  • 16-17 year olds can get help finding a summer internship, which offers a stipend of $500 to those who successfully complete the training and the internship
  • 14-15 year olds can get help finding volunteer opportunities that can provide work experience for your resume

Young adults wanting to benefit from this program should take action now!  Call 866.631.9400 to register and complete training prior to summer employment opportunities.

Need more information? Visit www.HireAYouth.com or call 866.631.9400.


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