Sen. Steve Stadelman announces Rockford youth employment funding

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Jul 16, 2020 at 5:30 PM

ROCKFORD — State Sen. Steve Stadelman, D-Rockford, was recently joined by Gov. J.B. Pritzker to announce the expansion of the Illinois Department of Human Services’ COVID-19 Summer Youth Employment Program.

The program creates additional employment opportunities for underserved youth in the Rockford area. The program will employ young adults between June and August 2020, helping them train for and find work despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. One-hundred young adults in the Rockford area will be employed by the Rockford Park District.

The Rockford Park District is placing youth employees in age-, ability- and experience-appropriate work-based learning opportunities while offering career development. Available jobs incorporate nearly all areas of park district operations, including Lockwood Park, Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens and five public golf courses.

The Rockford Park District is one of 30 youth employment providers and will receive $500,000 to employ 100 area youth over the next three months.

For information: rockfordparkdistrict.org.

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via Rockford Register Star

July 16, 2020 at 09:28PM

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