December 17, 2021 | Filed under: CareerSource Broward News
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – December 16, 2021 – CareerSource Broward (CSBD) is actively recruiting Broward County employers to participate in its 2022 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Companies can be assigned a young adult at NO COST – a savings of nearly $3,500 per youth hired – thanks to the Children’s Services Council of Broward County and additional funders. Applications for youth workers opened on December 13, 2021, and will remain open until February 18, 2022.
“Studies show summer jobs have long been a way for youth to enter into the workforce, start earning paychecks and begin to understand what it means to earn a living through the world of work,” said Carol Hylton, President/CEO of CareerSource Broward. “This is a valuable first step toward becoming a full-time employee and also to learn money management. We strongly encourage employers to participate and be a part of shaping our future workforce.”
Participating employers will have the opportunity to boost workplace productivity with an extra set of hands and invest in the community through a positive influence on Broward County’s future workforce. Economically disadvantaged youth between the ages of 16 and 18 will earn a wage of $10.00 per hour and can work up to 30 hours per week over an eight-week period that runs from June to August. Each youth’s wage, worker’s compensation insurance and all program costs are funded through the program.
The SYEP has provided work experience to local youth for over 16 years. During the 2021 program, SYEP placed over 860 Broward County youth with local private and non-profit businesses and at government and municipal offices. With worksites that span a variety of business sectors, the program creates opportunities for youth employees to work in industries that align with their career interests.
“The Children’s Services Council of Broward County is proud to once again be the principal funder of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), which is well-managed by CareerSource Broward,” said Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President & CEO of Children's Services Council of Broward County. “SYEP is an important public-private partnership that provides low-income youth an opportunity to learn the soft skills employers are looking for. By giving youth an opportunity to learn on the job at no or low cost to the business, participating businesses contribute to growing their future workforce.”
WHAT OUR PAST YOUTH PROGRAM EMPLOYERS ARE SAYING:
"…without the help of the youth workers, the project plans would have fallen short along the line of productivity. Thank you CareerSource Broward for your dedication in support of youth success and the agency's goals."
"My experience with the program is always great. The program is a map to success for our youth. Thank you and keep up the good work that you provide for our youth."
"Each year, we look forward to participating in the program because we enjoy the opportunity to affect the lives of the next generation. CareerSource Broward is doing an amazing job in shaping, molding and preparing the youth for success."
Broward Employers who want to save $3,500 in summer salaries per youth and provide a positive mentoring influence in the community should complete the short registration to host a youth during the 2022 Summer Youth Employment Program by visiting https://careersourcebroward.com/syep-emp-form.
For more information about the SYEP, contact Program Manager Latema King at (954) 202-3830, ext. 3021, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Youth who are interested in participating in the program should visit our SYEP website for more information about the program and how to apply at: https://careersourcebroward.com/syep.
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About CareerSource Broward
CareerSource Broward (CSBD), the administrative entity of the Broward Workforce Development Board, is a federally-funded, locally controlled organization that provides innovative employment solutions and quality workforce services to businesses and individuals in Broward County. These services are delivered through three strategically located career centers, which provide individual assistance with Employ Florida, job placement services, career coaching and other employment-related needs. For more information, please visit www.careersourcebroward.com, facebook.com/CareerSourceBroward or follow @CareerSourceBD on Instagram and Twitter.