YouthWorks program offering summer jobs

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March 08, 2006|By FROM STAFF AND BOSTON GLOBE REPORTS

Baltimore's 2006 YouthWorks Summer Jobs Program is taking applications through April 28 to employ about 5,500 young people this summer.

Students, ages 14 to 21, will participate in a five- to six-week summer job program. Job placements include city agencies, nonprofit organizations, hotels, restaurants, health institutions, summer camps, retail stores and other companies in Baltimore.

The annual work force development program is an opportunity for students to learn about six high-growth industries, as defined by the Baltimore Workforce Investment Board: health care, bioscience, business services, computer-Internet-software services, construction and hospitality/tourism.

Participants will be paid the minimum wage, which was recently increased to $6.15 an hour.

Applications are available at the Mayor's Office of Employment Development One-Stop Career Centers, area recreation centers and most Baltimore public high and middle schools. Information: www.oedworks.com or 410-396-JOBS.

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