says funding has been obtained for the 2012 Summer Youth Employment Program, a partnership between the , Department of Social Services and Tomorrow's Workplace.
The program provides job training and summer employment for more than 80 eligible youth between the ages of 14 and 20.
“I would like to thank our County Department Heads and staff members
for working together to establish an effective program that will ensure
our youth will have a wonderful learning opportunity this summer,”
The Rockland County Youth Bureau is now seeking employers from the private
sector, local government and not-for-profit agencies to participate in
the program. Vanderhoef said Rockland County employers will not only gain enthusiastic, hard-working employees, they will also benefit by receiving 50 percent reimbursement of the young person’s hourly wage.
The Summer Youth Employment Program is set to run from July 16
through Aug. 25. The reimbursement rate is set at $3.63 per hour
for up to 20 to 25 hours per week for each young person hired.
Prior to placement, all young people are required to attend a three-day
pre-employment training series. Placement in a job is contingent upon
their successful completion of the curriculum.
Organizations and businesses that participate have the opportunity to
increase work staff at a fraction of the usual cost during peak season,
while the young people gain knowledge and experience for a successful
future, Vanderhoef said.
Funding for the program is provided by Governor Cuomo’s NY Youth
For information about becoming an employer through this
program, contact Marianne McCarney-Haesche or Pete Montanez
(Montanep@co.rockland.ny.us) at 845-638-5166.