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Mayor Announces Summer Job Program for Students

6:31 PM, May 23, 2006   |    comments
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By First Coast News Staff JACKSONVILLE, FL -- Mayor Peyton announced Tuesday morning a Student Summer Job Program for teens between the ages of 16 and 18. This initiative is part of the already successful Growing Great Neighborhoods Across our city program. Mayor Peyton says, "I think it's about economic prosperity for the region because exposure to the work force can help get some of the kids on track." The goal of the program is to provide summer employment for 1,000 of Duval County's 16 to 18-year-old residents. Toward that goal, the city will recruit students for 100 summer jobs while FCCJ and the Duval County School Board have committed to 100 and 20 jobs, respectively. "These programs are examples of the opportunities that exist for companies and organizations to make a difference in the lives of our children," said Mayor Peyton. "I am excited about these initiatives and the important role they will play in engaging our youth and Growing Great Neighborhoods across our city." For students interested in being part of this program the City of Jacksonville and the Mayor's office have schedule two job fairs next week, Thursday, June 1 at Jacksonville University and Friday, June 2 at Clanzel Brown Community Center. The City will interview applicants during the fair and maintain a list of those interested and available for employment. The list will also be provided to companies that establish their own summer job programs.

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