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Mercer County Receives Competitive Grant of $475,000 to Fund Youth Summer Jobs Program

Trenton, NJ – Mercer County has received a competitively awarded grant from the NJ Department of Labor to provide summer employment and job readiness skill development to County youth, both in-school & out-of-school, ages 16 – 24. The total award amount is $475,200 and will provide jobs to at least 120 students.

Mercer will partner with businesses, educational institutions, and community and faith-based organizations to provide work experience. The work experience will be complemented by dynamic workshops focused on topics such as time management, effective communication, business etiquette, financial literacy, emotional intelligence, job readiness skill development, and career exploration.

Applications will be available online until May 10th. Participants will receive $16.00 per hour, with an opportunity to earn up to $3,200 for the summer. The program will run from July 1st through August 23rd, 2024.

“There is nothing more empowering we can do for an individual than help them on their way towards a career,” said Mercer County Executive Dan Benson. “I am proud of our work in obtaining this competitive grant and expanding our program, so we can positively impact more Mercer County youth.”

“The Mercer County Summer Youth Jobs Connection has been a signature program of ours for many years,” said Anthony Carabelli, Mercer County Director of Economic Development. “We are grateful to the New Jersey Department of Labor for their continued commitment to our youth here in Mercer County.”

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