Missouri Program Helps Young Adults Find Work

7 years 9 months 1 day ago Wednesday, July 21 2010 Jul 21, 2010 Wednesday, July 21, 2010 6:50:19 AM CDT July 21, 2010 in News

But one Missouri program is trying to change that statistic, but not everyone in the demographic is lucky enough to get a job from this program.

The Missouri Summer Job program is trying to decrease the unemployment rate for youth and younger adults by offering more than 4,600 jobs and internships this summer.

The Missouri Summer Job program basically helps place youth and young adults in the job market by having employers in the program choose their best candidate and offer them a job.

The process for obtaining a job is not simple.

The person must meet one of seven counselors, select jobs they are interested in, then apply and interview.

Not everyone is lucky to get a job though, candidates must meet certain qualifications.

In order to be eligible, the person must be either homeless, meet income guidelines, a foster child or a person with disabilities.

They also can be a member of a family receiving income-based assistance.

Now, statewide there are more employers in the program than candidates. Nearly 1,050 employers are working with almost 1000 participants.

The program ends September 30th.

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