April 26, 2022

Hire Indy Youth campaign urges youth employment

Indy Parks has more than 400 summer jobs are available, including lifeguards, camp counselors, and cashiers. - Courtesy Indy Parks

Indy Parks has more than 400 summer jobs are available, including lifeguards, camp counselors, and cashiers.

Courtesy Indy Parks

City leaders are urging youth to stay busy this summer and get a job that helps the community.

Indy Parks and city officials celebrated youth employment opportunities Monday morning as part of a Hire Indy Youth Campaign.

Monday is the first day of “Hire Indy Youth” week. City leaders and schools will host job fairs and career panels to connect youth to local jobs.

City-County Council president Vop Osili says youth employment has positive impacts on personal and community development.

“It's not just an opportunity to earn money,” Osili said. “It's an opportunity to, you know, to create beauty, and then to be rewarded for that every single day that they stepped foot, you know, in a green space.”

Over 400 summer jobs are available, including lifeguards, camp counselors, and cashiers.  Indy Parks is offering a starting pay of $10-15 an hour with a $100 sign on bonus.

More information can be found on projectindy.net or by texting “project indy” to (317) 659-9657.

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