summer jobs http://wfpl.org en Metro Louisville's SummerWorks Program Aims for 2,000 Jobs for Young People http://wfpl.org/post/metro-louisvilles-summerworks-program-aims-2000-jobs-young-people <p>Metro Louisville has set a goal of 2,000 young people getting jobs through the city's SummerWorks program.</p><p>The program helps place young people in summer jobs, working with companies including Norton Healthcare and Norton Healthcare.</p><p>“We know that that first summer job can often set the tone for a person’s life," Fischer said Tuesday at a news conference. "A lot of the kids that we have, they haven’t worked where they had to clock in, get a pay check, whatever it might be. And the mentors and the people they meet at these jobs can really make a world of difference for them."</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:05:29 +0000 Joseph Lord 8386 at http://wfpl.org Metro Louisville's SummerWorks Program Aims for 2,000 Jobs for Young People Kentuckiana's Summer Jobs Program Meets Goal http://wfpl.org/post/kentuckianas-summer-jobs-program-meets-goal <p>Louisville&#39;s Summer Works job program has met its $1 million goal to employ up to 400 young workers this summer.</p><p>The program, which pays youth to work at various non-profits and public agencies around the county, is administered though KentuckianaWorks, the Workforce Investment Board for the Greater Louisville region.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:34:36 +0000 Devin Katayama 814 at http://wfpl.org Kentuckiana's Summer Jobs Program Meets Goal Youth Summer Jobs Program Comes Up Short http://wfpl.org/post/youth-summer-jobs-program-comes-short <p>Mayor Greg Fischer&rsquo;s goal of employing 400 students this summer has not been met, but the <a href="http://www.kentuckianaworks.org/Home.aspx">Kentuckiana Works</a> summer jobs program has seen growth.</p><p>Monday is the first day on the job for around 150 students who signed up for the &quot;Summer Works&quot; program this spring, said Michael&nbsp;Gritton,&nbsp;executive director of Kentuckiana&nbsp;Works, the Workforce Investment Board for the Greater Louisville region.</p> Mon, 11 Jun 2012 11:00:00 +0000 Devin Katayama 585 at http://wfpl.org Youth Summer Jobs Program Comes Up Short