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Mayor Sylvester Turner recently kicked off the Hire Houston Youth Program, an initiative to provide summer internships and jobs to youth ages 16 to 24. The Mayor has jumpstarted the program by guaranteeing 450 jobs with the city at parks, libraries and even City Hall itself.

Applicants will attend workforce readiness training one week prior to their start date. They will also receive career coaching and other benefits to prepare them for the future.  Once on the job, they will work from 32-40 hours a week for seven weeks and be paid at least $8.00 an hour.

Want to apply for a job? 

Application will be accepted through tomorrow, Friday, May 13th. To get started on your application, please visit http://www.houstontx.gov/hirehoustonyouth/.

Do you own a business? 

There are three ways businesses can help:

  • Hire and pay the salary of a Hire Houston Youth applicant and pledge $500 to support the program.
  • Pledge $3,000 to sponsor a youth’s salary and other training and benefits.
  • Support the initiative with a tax deductible donation through the website.