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Community Group Asking Employers to Offer Summer Jobs for High School Students

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YAKIMA, Wash. - Members of Citizens for Safer Yakima Valley Communities (CSC) said Friday that they are still looking for summer employment opportunities after a successful job fair earlier in the week.

The organization's Youth and Education Program Committee oversees events like the "Youth Career & Job Fair" that was held at the Southeast Community Center on Monday.  The group was able to provide 50 students with a four-week, paid position during the fair but still hopes to help another 100 students to achieve its goal for the year.

The community can help them achieve their target by taking one of three steps, CSC members say.  They can provide a minimum wage, paid position for four weeks at 20 hours a week, totaling $685.  The group will also accept unpaid employment opportunities that can be matched with scholarships, created from separate donations,  to help pay for those positions.

If you would like to provide a job for a local high school student or a scholarship, you can contact any of the following people at their respective offices:

Ken Marble

President, Horizon Distribution, Inc. (HDI)

(509)453-3181

 

Bill Dolsen

President, The Dolsen Companies

(509)248-2831

 

Ester Huey

Executive Director, Southeast Community Center

(509)575-6114

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