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Reminder: Summer Youth Employment Program Applications Due April 14

Published Apr 13, 2022

Escambia County is seeking youth ages 16-24 interested in an opportunity to receive paid work experience this summer through the Escambia County Youth Employment Program. The application portal will now close Thursday, April 14 at 3 p.m. due to county office closures on Friday, April 15, in observance of Good Friday.

Qualified youth who are accepted into ECYEP will be able to work up to 30 hours a week, with positions available in various county departments along with the Escambia County School District, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector's Office and Supervisor of Elections Office. Participants will also receive job readiness training prior to job placement as well as post-employment briefings.

Last summer, approximately 100 youth participated in the program, working in county departments including Public Works, Public Safety, Escambia County Area Transit, West Florida Public Libraries and more. Read more about their experience here.

Limited positions are available. Requirements for the program are as follows:

  • Must be age 16-24
  • Must submit complete application packet by prescribed deadline.
  • Must be a resident of Escambia County, FL at the time of application and for the duration of program participation.
  • Must complete up-front job readiness preparatory training classes.
  • Must complete post-employment debriefing sessions.
  • Must not have any felony convictions.
  • If enrolled in school, must submit enrollment verification.
  • Must be between the age of 16 years old and 24 years old at the time of enrollment.
  • Must show proof of identify (State issued Driver's License or State ID Card).
  • Must show proof of address.
  • Must meet hiring criteria of the temporary employment agency.
  • Must submit completed application with all supporting required documentation to be considered
  • Must attend the end of the Summer Youth Program Award Ceremony.
Applications can be completed either electronically or by hand. Click here for an electronic application. Click here to print the application PDF

Applications can also be picked up during normal business hours at Escambia County Neighborhood and Human Services Department, 221 Palafox Place or Brownsville Community Center, 3200 West Desoto St. Incomplete application packets will not be accepted. Please submit your application via email to Carla Thompson at cmthompson@myescambia.com

For additional information, please call 850-595-3123.

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