Summer Jobs in Baltimore | WYPR

Summer Jobs in Baltimore

Jun 20, 2016

It’s summer! A week from today thousands of young people in Baltimore will start a summer job – work that not only keeps boredom at bay, but teaches skills that can lead to careers. The city of Baltimore has lined up close to 8-thousand jobs, the same number it organized for YouthWorks last year in response to the unrest. It’s a big challenge. We talk to the head of the city’s jobs effort about how YouthWorks works, why businesses are interested in offering summer jobs, and why more don’t take part. We also meet an employer, a couple of the young workers, and a strategist behind a new set of jobs that teach work skills to young teens.