DeKalb Works Kicks Off Summer Youth Employment Program

Staff Report From Metro Atlanta CEO

Friday, March 29th, 2019

DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond and the Board of Commissioners are partnering again with WorkSource DeKalb to launch the 2019 DeKalb Works Summer Youth Employment Program. Applications will open on April 1, 2019, for both internship seekers and worksites providers.

The six-week program runs from June 3, 2019, through July 26, 2019. DeKalb residents ages 14 to 24 are invited to apply for the program at www.dekalbcountyga.gov/intern once the link goes live on April 1. Interns will be paid $10 per hour.

Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Questions about the internship program should be directed to Jermaine Hampton at jlhampton@dekalbcountyga.gov, or 404-687-3806.

WorkSource DeKalb is also seeking worksites for interns. With DeKalb Works, WorkSource DeKalb will provide intern training prior to the start of the work assignments. Additionally, they will cover all payroll and workers’ compensation for interns.

Employers interested in participating as a worksite are encouraged to register at: www.dekalbcountyga.gov/worksite.