ST. PAUL NOTES | Summer jobs for teens

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Teens who want to work this summer need to start looking for jobs now, especially if they want to apply for a city or nonprofit job program. In St. Paul, March 30 is the application deadline for summer youth corps jobs. These are jobs for economically disadvantaged or at-risk Saint Paul youth, ages 14 to 24. The city’s press release says that, “Most jobs will begin June 18, 2012 and end August 24, 2012,” with an average of 15 hours per week and pay ranging from $7.25 to $7.50.

Application for the summer youth corps jobs is on-line only at www.stpaul.gov/jobs. No computer? Use a library computer, and get help in filling out the application at the library.

The Youth Farm and Market Project, a non-profit organization operating in the Lyndale, Powderhorn, and Hawthorne neighborhoods in Minneapolis, and Frogtown and the West Side of St. Paul is also accepting summer job applications through March 30. Youth Farm and Market Project has both paid jobs and unpaid internships.

The YFMP website says:

To apply, please send a completed application along with a résumé and cover letter toinfo@youthfarm.net or 128 33rd St W, Minneapolis, MN 55408.  Applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 30.  Please contact Hashep Seka with questions at hashep@youthfarm.net or 612-990-0074.

The City of Minneapolis offers summer jobs through the STEP-UP program for youths ages 14-21, but the application deadline for that program has already passed.