Mayor Brown delivers a biggest Jacksonville girl summer practice in years – Florida Times

The city’s summer pursuit module will broach paychecks to 880 immature people, a biggest girl practice deteriorate in years.

Mayor Alvin Brown welcomed a large organisation of a immature people entering a module by revelation them Monday it’s a possibility for them to learn while they earn.

“Of course, we know you’re going to wish to get your paycheck,” Brown pronounced in a entertainment during a auditorium in a Main Library downtown. “Say paycheck.”

“Paycheck,” a organisation shouted back.

Brown pronounced they also have an event to build on a real-world work experience.

“This is some-more than only a summer job,” he said. “This is a rising pad.”

Back in Jan 2014, Brown pronounced a module would enhance to 800 jobs in summer 2014. But a module finished adult contracting about 580, that was down from 670 jobs in summer 2013. This year, a module privileged that 800-job threshold.

Brown has pitched a jobs module as a approach to forestall crime by giving people alternatives in a summer. The city also is expanding a Rec ‘N Roll program, that provides supervised activities during parks. Rec ‘N Roll started with 10 locations in summer 2014 and has grown to 22 sites this summer.

The summer jobs module is a longstanding bid that goes behind to before Brown took office. The city coordinates with businesses and non-profits to line adult jobs for immature people, who also get training in how to attain in a workplace. They work during slightest 20 hours a week and acquire during slightest smallest wage.

This summer, a city is providing 490 jobs, with a bulk of those in a summer aquatics programs. That’s roughly a same volume as a year ago in terms of summer jobs paid for out of a city’s budget.

JEA, a Jacksonville Transportation Authority and Jacksonville Aviation Authority have 20 pursuit slots this summer.

Several businesses are providing practice for 14 immature people in a corporate world. Non-profits and donations by businesses are formulating another 356 jobs, especially supposing by Career Source of Northeast Florida and a Northeast Florida Community Action Agency.


David Bauerlein: (904) 359-4581

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