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Summer Work Program Kicks Off in Georgia


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Kennesaw, GA - This summer, 19 youth at Devereux Georgia will have the opportunity to earn sizable pay thanks to a summer job program and a new partnership with Cobb Works. Cobb Works is a division of the Department of Labor serving residents of Cobb county.

The youth, ages 15 to 20, will be employed on the Devereux campus and will earn slightly above minimum wage, with the opportunity to work up to 30 hours each week. That means some of them will earn over $200 a week! Some of the departments offering employment for youth include facilities services, automotive care center, food services and housekeeping. The youth will be able to rotate to the various worksites to gain additional job skills.

“The opportunity to earn wages is a big deal for young people,” stated Dawn Bates, vocational program manager. Along with their job, they will attend classes to help them learn how to manage money and make good decisions about saving and investing. Mr. Milton Brown, the founder of Young Investors Atlanta, will host regular workshops to teach students about wealth and building a financial portfolio to help them meet future needs.

Additionally, workshops will be held for employment skills such as resume writing and interviewing. Ms. Marci Barthelmeus of Preferred Personnel Solutions has volunteered to lead the workshops.

Mr. Ray Mills, a 15 year employee of Devereux, will supervise the Summer Employment Program. In this role, he will be responsible for maintaining work schedules, payroll records and providing the youth with the coaching and positive support needed to succeed in the program.


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