NEW YORK (PIX11) — They’re hiring!
New York City has announced the expansion of its summer employment program for young people. The city is investing $236 million in funding. A record 100,000 jobs will be available this summer in the five boroughs.
Destiny Figueroa, 18, grew up in the Dyckman Houses in Inwood; now she works there. This is her second summer working as a program aide, helping children and teens with reading programs. It also organizes food distributions. Figueroa says it’s a win-win.
She gets paid to help her neighborhood. Figueroa is saving money to go to university to study photography.
“It will be a game-changer for so many young people,” said Nurus Sala of the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development.
Figueroa is just one of 100,000 New York youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who will work across New York City. Positions are open at community centers, non-profit organizations, banks and pharmacies. There are also jobs in technology and with the NYPD.
This year’s summer program runs from July 5 to August 20. Youth 16 and over receive minimum wage, $15 an hour, while 14 and 15 year olds receive an allowance of $700.
The deadline for submitting applications for these summer jobs is Friday, April 22.
If you want to apply go to nyc.gov/syep for more information on SYEP and links to the app. Viewers can also call 311 or DYCD Community Connect at 1-800-246-4646.
Interested employers can visit nyc.gov/hirenycyouth apply to become a construction site.
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