Stimulus Update 2009: Mobile Works youth get on the job.
Tuesday, Jul 7th, 2009
Summer fun and relaxation takes a back seat to paid work experience for area youth participating in Mobile Works' Summer Jobs Program. This summer, youth ages 17-24 are being paid $8 per hour to work at area non-profit and governmental agencies. Their job duties range from clerical to construction and maintenance. "We are thrilled to provide this opportunity to area youth, states Sydney Raine, Mobile Works President. "Youth are earning money, spending money in the community and gaining valuable job experience. It's a win-win situation."
Area worksites include: Alabama Dept of Public Safety, American Red Cross, Bishop State Community College, Bay Area Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club, City of Citronelle, City of Mobile, City of Mobile-Harmon Recreation Center, City of Mt. Vernon, City of Prichard, Dearborn YMCA, Dept. of Human Resources, Downtown Alliance, Mobile Housing Authority, Dumas Wesley Community Center, Exchange Club Family Center, Goodwill Easter Seals, Greater Praise Outreach, Habitat for Humanity, Mobile County Commission, Mobile County Health Dept, Mobile County License Commission Office, Mobile County Sheriff's Dept, Prichard Housing Authority, Mobile County Public Schools, USA Center for Healthy Communities, Volunteers of America, The Lighthouse Community Development Corp. and Training Solutions for Construction and Industry. To learn more about Mobile Works, please visit the Alabama Career Center located at 515 Springhill Plaza Court or log onto www.mobile-works.org.