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Wilmington offers 100 summer jobs for younger residents

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Wilmington is offering 100 summer jobs for city residents who are 14-21 years old. Mayor Mike Purzycki and Parks and Recreation Director Kevin Kelley announced the launch of the program on April 25.

Those who want to fill one of the remaining 100 jobs must attend an intake session next Tuesday, April 30 anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation offices at 500 Wilmington Road. The jobs will be awarded next Tuesday on a first come, first served basis.

Prior to attending the April 30 session, applicants must download and complete a PDF application form available at www.WilmingtonDE.gov/youthjobs, or applicants can call the Department of Parks and Recreation at (302) 576-3822 for more information. Applications will only be accepted during next Tuesday’s intake session.

This year, the City will employ approximately 445 youths in various jobs and internships within City government as well as in the business and community sectors. Purzycki describes the Youth Career Development Program as an important job-placement and internship opportunity for young people so they can develop their work skills and prepare for a successful future.

This year interested individuals will have the option of applying for one of at least 100 internship positions at organizations including Summer Collab, United Way, Interfaith Housing, Freedom School, Green Jobs, Howard HS Delaware Pathways, and Christiana Care, as well as the City of Wilmington.

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