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Posted on: May 18, 2022

SUBSIDIZED SUMMER YOUTH EMPLOYMENT PILOT PROGRAM

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CANTON, OHIO – The City of Canton is excited to announce a Subsidized Summer Youth Employment Pilot Program. We are partnering with Simply Youth, a local non-profit, to connect local employers with summer employment needs with Canton’s youth who are looking for summer work.

Canton is acting as a clearinghouse in connecting local employers with summer employment needs with Canton high school students, ages 15 -18. The City of Canton will reimburse employers 50% of the hourly wage, with a maximum reimbursement of $7.50 per hour for a maximum of 40 hours per week for up to 10 weeks. Simply Youth will identify city students for the program and will connect employers with students. The students must be a Canton City resident to be eligible. Students and their families will be responsible for providing transportation to and from the workplace. SARTA bus passes may be provided, where needed.

Simply Youth will also provide a 2-day instructional camp to teach employment soft skills as a part of the program.

School adjourns for the summer on May 27. Time is of the essence.

Mayor Bernabei says, “This is a great opportunity for employers to obtain summer help and at the same time have an opportunity to hire and train youth employees on a longer-term basis. It gives our youth exposure to the work place and to earn money during their summer break.”

If you are a parent of a student who resides in the City of Canton who is looking for summer employment, please email Simply Youth, attention Terrance Jones, at simplyouth330@gmail.com.

Employers who are interested in hiring summer help should email the City at YouthEmployment@cantonohio.gov as soon as possible. Thank you!

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