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  • Get to work! Pima County accepting applications for Summer Youth Programs

    Jan 24, 2014 | Read More News
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    Earn money and get the work experience that will help you get a job or pursue your education.
    One-Stop Career Center
    If you’re between the ages of 14 and 21 and want to work this summer, the Pima County One-Stop Career Center’s Summer Youth Programs are accepting applications.

    This is your chance to show an employer that you can contribute to their success.

    Last summer, more than 1,450 young people in Pima County earned minimum wage and gained valuable experience while working for Pima County, the City of Tucson, the University of Arizona and dozens of participating local businesses.

    The jobs they performed included administrative support, clerk, child care aide, recreation aide, library page, patient care technician, discovery guide at the Children’s Museum and surgery tech trainee at Pima Animal Care Center.

    Applying for Department of Transportation or Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department jobs that involve outside manual labor will put you in a special pool of applicants and may increase your chances of being selected for a summer job.

    Summer Youth ProgramsThe Summer Youth Programs also include basic education, in which young people can earn elective high school credits through learning in math, reading and writing.

    Apply online at or pick up an application form at a local high school, community center or library. The deadline to apply and call to set up your assessment test is Friday, March 14, 2014.

    Work hours range from 20 to 40 hours per week. Placements range from four to seven weeks depending on the specific work or education program.

    Positions are limited. The county received more than 4,500 applications last year, said Dana Katbah, program manager. Program participants are selected based on their applications, assessment scores and work interests.

    Participants attend a one-day “employability skills” workshop, where they learn about good work habits and employer expectations, before they go to work.

    For more information, call the Pima County Summer Youth Programs Hotline at 520-798-0546.