November 21, 2022 – CareerSource Broward (CSBD) encourages Broward County employers to participate as a worksite for the 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) in an effort to help prepare the region’s future workforce. Businesses can hire a young adult at NO COST – a savings of nearly $3,000 per youth hired – thanks to the Children’s Services Council of Broward County and additional funders.

“The SYEP Program offers multiple advantages to our youth, including gaining real-world work experience and income, developing employability skills, and receiving mentorship from professionals across various industries and occupations,” said Carol Hylton, President/CEO of CareerSource Broward. “We are appreciative of the employers that work with us to provide meaningful employment and mentorship to our next generation of talent.” 

Youth between the ages of 16 and 18 will earn a wage of $14 per hour and can work up to 30 hours per week between June and August. Selected youth will work in a variety of clerical assistant or aide roles with government agencies, libraries, community organizations, for-profits, nonprofits, and more. In preparation for their first day of work, youth will receive paid employability skills training that emphasizes job-readiness skills, professionalism, and workplace expectations.

“The Children’s Services Council of Broward County is proud to once again be the principal funder of the Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), managed by CareerSource Broward,” said Cindy Arenberg Seltzer, President & CEO of Children’s Services Council of Broward County. “SYEP is an important public-private partnership providing low-income youth an opportunity to learn skills employers are looking for. By giving youth an opportunity to learn on the job at no or low cost to the business, participating businesses contribute to growing their future workforce.”

Employers interested in hiring and mentoring youth in the summer can complete the short registration form by visiting www.careersourcebroward.com/syep. For more information about SYEP, contact Latema King, program manager, at (954) 202-3830, ext. 3021, or lking@careersourcebroward.com.

 

About CareerSource Broward

CareerSource Broward (CSBD), the administrative entity of the Broward Workforce Development Board, is a federally funded, locally controlled organization that provides innovative employment solutions and quality workforce services to businesses and individuals in Broward County. These services are delivered through three strategically located career centers, which provide individual assistance with Employ Florida, job placement services, career coaching and other employment-related needs. For more information, please visit www.careersourcebroward.com, facebook.com/CareerSourceBroward or follow @CareerSourceBD on Instagram and Twitter.