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Paid summer jobs for Philadelphia's youth | BLOG Certified
By Ryan Johnson The City of Philadelphia is investing about $8 million for young people to get paid to work this summer, and on Monday, Mayor Jim Kenney announced an additional $1 million to support paid summer jobs for young people, who are around 12-years-old to 24-years-old, through the WorkReady program. The additional support adds up to $7.8 million in total funding from the city. Philadelphia Works, along with support from businesses and philanthropists, are also contributing to this program.More than 8,000 young people will be employed this summer through WorkReady in many different industries, including research, community services, summer camps and city government. Some of those places where young people can work or intern will be at The Franklin Institute, The Free Library, City Hall, city parks and at Bank of America. Mayor Kenney, along with city leaders and donors to this program, gathered at Bank of America on JFK Boulevard on Monday to talk about the importance of youth