County opens 24 summer jobs for youths
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La Salle commissioners voted on Monday, May 22, to begin accepting applications for 24 temporary employment positions for local teens during the summer.
The jobs begin on Monday, June 5, although all those who are hired before that date will be offered orientation and drug screening before the first day of work.
The county’s summer employment program continues for six weeks.
Positions and job responsibilities range from clerical to manual labor, both in the county courthouse and at jobsites around the county. While most involve supportive work behind the scenes, some include direct interaction with the public. Responsibilities may include operating equipment and office machines, cash handling, telephone interaction, counter service, filing, data entry, cleaning and maintenance, outdoor repair work, and tasks related to sports and recreation as well as work on the county’s infrastructure. Supervisors for the youths will be department heads and county employees or county commissioners themselves.
The positions will be paid at a rate of $11 per hour. Applications are accepted from local students and new graduates who meet eligibility requirements. All applications for employment are filed in the county courthouse and are available through the county judge’s office or the offices of elected officials and at the Martinez Park Sports Complex office.
Commissioners agreed this year to open four more positions for employment than last year, when 20 teens were given summer jobs.
The move to launch this year’s summer program was made on a motion by Comm. Raul Ayala, seconded by Comm. Jack Alba.