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Press ReleasesMay 9, 2017

Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Partner4Work, launch pop-up recruitment event for summer jobs program

PITTSBURGH (May 11, 2017) – Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and Partner4Work announce a pop-up recruitment event for the Learn & Earn summer youth employment program.

Learn & Earn is a collaborative effort of Allegheny County, the City of Pittsburgh, and Partner4Work to deliver paid summer work experience and personal development opportunities to eligible youth. Last year, nearly 2,000 income-eligible young people were accepted into the program. These young workers earned an average of $933 each during the 6-week program, or a combined total of $1.6 million in wages. 

Applications for Learn & Earn 2017 will be accepted through 11 p.m. May 20, 2017. In addition to the pop-up event, 19 regional application support sites are available to help young people complete the application. A list of the support sites and an interactive map can be found at https://www.partner4work.org/applicationhelp/.

WHO:  Allegheny County and City of Pittsburgh residents ages 14-21, parents, and guardians can visit the Library to learn more about the program and receive assistance in completing the online application.

WHAT: Learn & Earn staff and library personnel will be available to answer questions, provide access to computers and scanners and one-on-one assistance in completing the online application.

WHEN/WHERE:      4 to 8 p.m. May 11, 2017

                                    Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Hazelwood, 5006 Second Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15207

WHAT ELSE:  Applicants should bring copies of their birth certificates, Social Security cards, and documentation showing household income and home address. Information about required documentation can be found in the Learn & Earn Fact Sheet.

 CONTACT: Jennifer Pajewski, jpajewski@partner4work, (412) 552-7090.

About Partner4Work

Nationally recognized for innovation, Partner4Work delivers workforce solutions for Pittsburgh and Allegheny County to ensure the current and future needs of businesses and job seekers are met. As stewards of more than $20 million in public and private workforce funds, Partner4Work oversees and funds workforce programs for adults, dislocated workers and youth; educates the community through robust labor market analytics; and implements innovative solutions to the region's systemic workforce challenges. Partner4Work bridges the gap between people looking for work and companies in need of talent. More information is available at www.partner4work.org.