2018 City of Raleigh Summer Youth Employment Program Hiring Season Begins Feb. 15
Beginning Feb. 15, teenagers interested in summer jobs with the City of Raleigh's Summer Youth Employment Program (RSYEP) can submit online employment applications through the City's website. Paper applications will not be accepted.
Once the applications is submitted, to be considered for hire, youth applicants are required to take part in an RSYEP interview. Interview sessions will be conducted from March 5 through March 29.
RSYEP helps teens between the ages of 15 and 18 develop skills and prepare for future employment. Those selected will work 20 to 30 hours a week as office staff, light laborers, and recreation support staff. The program runs from June 11 through Aug. 10, and the pay is $7.25 an hour.
In addition to work experience, the program provides life skills training and mentoring by local lawyers, law enforcement officers, and other professionals. Teens in the program attend workshops on topics such as employment readiness, financial literacy, communication, decision-making, and conflict resolution.
To be eligible, a teen must live in the Raleigh city limits and be between the ages of 15 and 18 as of May 31, 2018. To prove age and residency, applicants must submit a clear photocopy of a North Carolina driver's license, learner's permit or State of North Carolina identification card at the time of interview (copiers will not be available at the interview sites). Passports, military ID, or school identification cards will not be accepted.
Applicants will be required to submit an online employment application prior to attending an interview session. Names and contact information for references are also mandatory on the online application.
All interview sessions will be from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the following locations and dates:
- Monday, March 5 - Halifax Community Center, 1023 Halifax Street;
- Wednesday, March 7 - Biltmore Hills Community Center, 2615 Fitzgerald Drive;
- Friday March 9 - Marsh Creek Community Center, 3050 N. New Hope Road;
- Tuesday March 13 - Lake Lynn Community Center, 7921 Ray Road;
- Thursday March 15 - Lions Park Community Center, 516 Dennis Ave.;
- Monday March 19 - Jaycee Community Center, 2405 Wade Ave.;
- Wednesday March 21 - Tarboro Rd. Community Center, 121 North Tarboro Road;
- Friday March 23 - Pullen Community Center, 408 Ashe Ave.;
- Tuesday March 27 - John Chavis Community Center, 505 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.; and,
- Thursday March 29 - Millbrook Exchange Community Center, 1905 Spring Forest Road.
The Community Engagement Division of the City of Raleigh Housing and Neighborhood Department administers the Raleigh Summer Youth Program. For more information, contact the Program Coordinator Kaylah Dell Nance at 919-996-5722 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Information is also available on the City's website.