Office of the Mayor-President


For release: IMMEDIATELY

Release Date: 02/22/2017

Mayor Broome announces EmployBR looking to hire 100 out-of-school youth, program starts March 13

Office of Mayor-President
City of Baton Rouge/Parish of East Baton Rouge

SHARON WESTON BROOME
Mayor-President


Feb. 22, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Dr. Tamiara L. Wade, Asst. Chief Administrative Officer, (225) 389-3100
Michelle McCalope, Communications Office: (225) 389-7957

BATON ROUGE -- Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome announced today that the EmployBR Young Adult Services program is looking to hire 100 out-of-school youth for an eight-week work experience program starting next month.
To be eligible for the Making a Positive Step (MAPS) work experience program, applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 24 and currently not attending any school. The program is also open to school dropouts, offenders, youth who have aged out of the foster care system, homeless youth, youth with disabilities, and those who are pregnant or parenting.
“While many programs target youth who are in school, this program specifically targets those who are not in school so they too can have a chance to develop their skills and get valuable work experience to become productive citizens in our community,” Mayor Broome said.
The program starts March 13 and runs through May 12. The youth will be employed with the City-Parish, state government and various businesses throughout the parish. The City-Parish will pay 100 percent of their salary.
Interested persons should attend the following application site from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up an application and get more information about the program:
• Feb. 23, 2017 Smoothie King Parking Lot area, 14455 Wax Road, in Central
You can also pick up applications at the EmployBR office now through Feb. 27. Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 27.
For more information, call EmployBR at (225) 389-8901 or maddison@brgov.com.
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