Summer Jobs for Georgia Youth

The Northwest Georgia Workforce Investment Board

(WIB) in partnership with the Georgia Department of Labor

(GDOL) will provide approximately 30 summer jobs

for youth aged 14 through21 enrolled in the Chattooga

County school system as well as Rome City schools. Each

school system should receive 15 slots.

The grant will provide $1,000,000 for summer jobs

statewide, with $39,958 designated for northwest Georgia.

The grant will be used to assist economically disadvantaged

youth, as well as those with disabilities, with work

experience. Each youth will typically work 32 h ours per

week and earn $5.85 per hour.

The initiative is in its sixth year and has previously allocated

$5.3 million to serve 5920 youth statewide