WDB looking for employers to participate in youth program     

Special to The Freeman

April 15, 2014

WAUKESHA – The WOW Workforce Development Board is looking for employers and community-based organizations to participate in its 2014 Summer Youth Jobs program.

The WOW Workforce Development Board’s Summer Youth Jobs program provides youth between the ages of 16 and 21 in Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington Counties with paid summer employment and educational opportunities, according to a WOW Workforce Development Board statement.

Youth are paired with employers based on needs, interests and geographic location, according to the statement.

Worker’s compensation insurance is completely paid for, and 70 to 100 percent of the wages are paid for by the WOW Workforce Development Board. And, there is minimal paperwork for participating employers to complete, according to the statement.

The program runs from June 2 to August 22. Out-of-school youth are eligible to work as of June 2, and in-school youth are eligible to work as of June 16, according to the statement. Youth will also be encouraged to participate in a half-day career planning workshop in mid-summer.