Are you an employer looking to build a reliable pool of future employees? If you answered yes, the Buffalo Employment and Training Center (BETC), is looking for businesses like yours to participate in “2011 Jobs Express.” A state funded program “2011 Jobs Express” is designed to encourage local business leaders to hire employees between the ages of 14 and 21 for summer employment throughout the Buffalo Niagara Region.
The BETC recently received $330, 556 in State funding to implement this young adult workforce program. As a result they will provide work readiness training, supportive services and wages for approximately 100 area youth who are placed in private sector jobs. Designed specifically to target employers with entry-level or seasonal openings, including super markets, retail stores, restaurants and recreational programs, “2011 Jobs Express” will allow the BETC to subsidize the wages of those young adults who are placed with local employers, giving businesses the resources to hire, train and foster the growth in young adults from our community, creating a sense of pride for both workers and employers.
Statistics show that for every year a teen works, the income earned in their twenties rises between 14 to 16 percent. Studies also indicate a direct correlation between summer employment and higher graduation rates. Additionally, companies that hire younger workers during the summer months benefit by building a reliable pool of future full-time employees.
The BETC will run this community minded, summer outreach program beginning Monday, July 11th through Thursday, August 25th- for all in-school youth, and Thursday, September 29th - for all out-of-school youth. If you are interested in learning more about the “2011 Jobs Express” program, or are interested in participating in building our communities workforce for tomorrow, please contact Jeff Nixon at the Buffalo Youth Employment and Training Office by phone at (716) 856-8139 ext. 3134 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.