I know, I know: How can we talk about summer when there’s still snow on the ground? But this isn’t an April Fools’ joke. There may be a little bit more snow in the forecast for next week, but it is officially April, meaning that it’s time for many area youths to start thinking about their summer jobs.
City Hall is one step ahead of the game—in a press release earlier today, it was announced that applications are now available for the 2015 Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program. This initiative partners Somerville kids age 16 and older with area retailers and city departments, including the library and the department of public works, for a 20-hour-a-week position. More than 100 young people will be selected to participate in this year’s program.
Interested teens (and parents looking to get their kids out of the house for a few hours of peace and quiet each week) can pick up an application at City Hall in the personnel department or download one from the city’s website. Applications must be in by 12:30 p.m. on April 24, and applicants will be contacted for a phone interview at the end of April.
For more information, head to the City of Somerville website or contact Somerville’s Director of Human Services, Nancy Bacci, at 617-625-6600 ext. 2250.