Members of the Pacific Gateway Workforce Investment Network’s Job Development Team and Youth Opportunity Center were reaching out to businesses on June 23 with assistance from their Green RV and Roadtrip Nation.
The groups educated local businesses about the summer Hire-A-Youth program, which can help businesses increase productivity and minimize costs. Hire-a-Youth candidates have completed 20 hours of career exploration, 25 hours of work readiness and have earned the National Work Readiness Credential endorsed by both the US and Local Area Chambers of Commerce.
Candidates, who are all between the ages of 18 and 24, are pre-screened and ready to work. With no recruitment costs to pay and the ability to provide entry-level wages, businesses who hire the youth will have the means to minimize their costs. Employers can also learn about Enterprise Zone and Work Opportunity Tax Credit eligibility.