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Workforce SW Washington launches young adults summer jobs program

The Columbian
Published: May 7, 2019, 6:00pm

Workforce Southwest Washington, the local workforce development board for Clark, Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties, has launched SummerWorks, a summer employment program for young adults ages 16 to 21.

SummerWorks is designed to provide businesses with qualified employees who can assist with a variety of tasks or project-based assignments. Before being placed at a business, workers receive 40 hours of skills training and are pre-screened for fit with the company.

SummerWorks handles payroll and covers wages, insurance and taxes for 90 hours of work experience with the company. Hours and days per week are decided by the business and talent. Companies provide supervision and direction and approve time sheets.

Interested companies and organizations should contact Benton Waterous at 360-567-3182 or bwaterous@workforcesw.org.

The program will serve 220 students. Student enrollment is coordinated by Educational Service District 112. Clark County students should contact Becky Mohagen at 360-952-3453 or becky.mohagen@esd112.org. Individuals in Cowlitz and Wahkiakum counties should contact Christine Katon at 360-355-3119 or christine.katon@esd112.org.