Marion County Job & Family Services (MCJFS) is pleased to announce the kick-off of the 2016 Summer Youth Employment Program. MCJFS will be receiving funding from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to fund the program. Summer employment will begin May 1st and work assignments may continue through August 31st, 2016 based on funding.
The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) enables low income TANF-eligible Marion County youth, age 16-24, to gain valuable work experience while earning a paycheck to help meet basic needs. Youth may work part time or up to 30 hours a week through this program. The SYEP offers the opportunity for youth to develop a hands-on work experience and get a reference from an employer.
MCJFS will be partnering with Marion Goodwill to facilitate the program and provide Job Readiness training. Participants will be assigned to a variety of private, not-for-profit, and public employers around the county. Youth will also have job coaches to help them address and overcome barriers that may be preventing them from being successful at work.
Youth must meet one of the following categories (all categories must be low income, please visit the websites listed below for the guidelines):
· Youth ages 16-17, as long as the youth is in school (youth may be 18 if they are a full-time student in a secondary school);
· Youth ages 18-24 as long as they have a minor child in their family, residing in their home;
· Youth ages 18-24 that have a minor child.
OhioMeansJobs Marion will start accepting applications on Friday, April 8th 2016. Space is limited, eligibility will be determined after all necessary documentation is received. Registration is first-come, first-served, so interested applicants are encouraged to apply early.
Applications are also available and can be submitted in person starting April 8th, 2016 at: OhioMeansJobs Marion, 622 Leader Street, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:00 pm.