Mayor Jamie Mayo and the Monroe City Council are pleased to announce the application period for our six-week long 2018 City of Monroe Youth Summer Job Program will begin on Monday, March 12.
Mayor Jamie Mayo says, “We are Monroe Proud to be able to make a difference in the lives of young men and women. For some, this will be their first job. Our goal is to give them valuable on the job experiences that will help prepare them for the workforce. It helps that they will earn some cash that can be used to purchase school clothes, supplies, or even their first car. The members of the city council and I are proud that the City of Monroe is in a position to help prepare these young people for the future.”
Below is a summary of the 2018 summer job opportunities:
Students and parents are to be reminded that turning in an application does not guarantee a job. Applicants must be enrolled in OR a 2018 graduate from high school, college, or technical/trade school. It is also mandatory that all applicants attach a copy of their latest report card with their job application. There are no exceptions to this rule.
CDBG – summer youth employment program is financed through the City of Monroe’s Entitlement Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program. Those working in this program are placed in a variety of city offices and departments. These funds are received from the U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development. Since federal funds are used for this program, it has household income requirements which can be found in the advertisement attached with this notice OR on our website: www.monroela.us Age Range (16 to 21). Applications accepted between the hours of 9 am and 11:30 am AND 1 pm and 4pm on March 12 thru March 15 at Marbles Community Center 2950 Renwick Street (ONLY).
Green Team – this summer youth employment program allows our youth to earn a paycheck while playing a valuable role in how our city looks. This program focuses on citywide beautification projects. You must be an energetic, able to work with a team, and in heat of the Louisiana sun. The majority of workplace activities take place outside. Age Range (16 to 24). Applications accepted March 12 thru April 6 at Monroe City Hall (HR Department).
Community Affairs – in this summer youth employment program you can have fun helping others while working at the Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo, Masur Museum of Art, Chennault Park Golf Course, MUNY Golf Course, Monroe Civic Center, or one of our many Community Centers. Energy, teamwork, patience, and a spirit of cooperation are some of the characteristics needed to help with the summer camps, tournaments, exhibitions, and other activities. Age Range (16 to 24). Applications accepted March 12 thru April 6 at Community Affairs Main Office inside Monroe Civic Center Arena, 401 Lea Joyner Expressway.
Lifeguards – are hired each summer to keep swimmers safe and project a positive environment at our two public swimming pools. Qualifications include CPR certification for the Professional Rescuer, AED, Basic First Aid, and Emergency Oxygen. Age Range (16 to 24). Applications accepted March 12 thru April 6 at Community Affairs Main Office inside the Monroe Civic Center Arena, 401 Lea Joyner Expressway. Contact Mrs. Eselener McCoy at 318-329-2487 to inquire.
By working together, we are making a difference in the lives of young people each year. Monroe is one city, with one future!
For more information, visit the Youth Summer Job Programs page