Thursday, May 2, 2002
Area businesses offering employment for youth may now post these job opportunities on a new youth Web site created by the Atlantic Cape May Workforce Investment Board (WIB) at www.youthworks.info. The site was recently unveiled at the inaugural Youth Business Partner meeting sponsored by the WIB's Youth Council on April 29 at the Trump Taj Mahal.
According to Sallie Gorohoff, WIB Youth Planner, it is the intention of WIB to create a coordinated network of job and support services for youth 14-21 years old. "Last year's loss of summer youth employment programs has left a gaping hole in the system for youth seeking summer employment," she said. "This Web site is designed to assist them by providing easy access to job opportunities."
In addition to listing job opportunities, the site also provides tips for preparing for a job interview, resume help, educational assistance and information about child care and transportation assistance.
Atlantic County Executive Dennis Levinson encourages youth to take advantage of this new resource. "This site puts valuable information at your fingertips, just as so many of you are seeking summer employment. I urge you to visit this site and make the most of what it has to offer," remarked Levinson.
Businesses interested in posting jobs on this Web site and/or becoming business partner members may contact Gorohoff at (609) 485-0052, ext. 364.