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Mayor announces summer jobs program

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Is your high school or college student looking for a job this summer? City officials may have the solution. Wednesday morning, Mayor Glover announced the 2014 youth jobs program for kids ages 16-21 here in Shreveport. Glover says the initiative gives kids in our city an opportunity to be productive members of society and keeps them off the streets. The announcement was packed with students who were in the program last year and a few hoping to get involved this year. The city hires the students and gives them jobs in city government as well as jobs with private businesses. The initiative costs the city of shreveport a little over 300 thousand dollars. It's an expense Mayor Glover says is invaluable to these students. "Allows them to be able to develop the kind of skills necessary to become a successful, not only employee but an engaged citizen, to become the kind of person not only able to be the employee, but ultimately someone who could become the employer."

The city will start taking applications tomorrow and can accept a little more than 300 high school students and about 10 college students for the mayor's internship program. For more information on how to get involved of if your student wants to apply go to the city's website www.shreveportla.gov.

High school students accepted into the program will make $7.25 cents an hour. College interns will earn $10.

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