March 29, 2017 4:29pm
As you may already know, GLI is all about talent. Beyond attraction and retention, the Metro Chamber is actively focused on talent development. That means creating jobs for local young people through the Mayor’s SummerWorks. This program makes it easy for business owners to locate and hire young talent this summer. It doesn’t cost much – just honest pay for the work they’ll do – and the program offers wrap-around services to help make this a successful experience both for your staff and the youth you hire.
To date, we’ve seen 26 GLI investor companies commit to creating 161 positions through SummerWorks in 2017. New to the program this year:
- 21st Century Parks
- Boys & Girls Haven
- D.D. Williamson·
- Doe Anderson
- Ferreri Partners
- Fund For The Arts
- Hilliard Lyons
- Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
- L&D Mail Masters
- Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Louisville Regional Airport Authority
- MCM CPAs & Advisors
- Renaissance Fun Park
- Rosa Mosaic & Tile Company
- Small Business Development Center
- TKT & Associates
- World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana
- World Trade Center of Kentucky
- Workwell Industries
- Zoom Group
These companies join dozens of other GLI investors who have been engaged with SummerWorks for years. Please join GLI in helping at least one young person start a path to a future career. Here are the details on the program:
- Private employers pay youth directly and are asked to pay according to the role, at least minimum wage. Estimated cost for a minimum-wage role at 30 hours/week would be $1800.
- Most SummerWorks jobs last 7 weeks during the summer (June-July), but many youth are willing to continue working beyond the official program period.
- Most SummerWorks Youth are 16-21 years old and will work closely with Job Coaches to help them – and their supervisors – navigate their entry into the world of employment.
- Program staff will match youth to fit each role – employers receive matches & make the final hiring selection.
- Over 90% of SummerWorks employers would recommend this program & plan to hire again this summer!