Mayor Craig A. Moe has
announced the inception of his 2009 pilot program, “Mayor’s Summer
Jobs”. With the announcement Mayor Moe thanked the Laurel City Council
for its approval of this program in the FY2010 Budget, which begins
July 1. The purpose of this program is to provide meaningful employment
opportunities for Laurel youth during the summer months.
The Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program is open to Laurel youth who are City
residents between the ages of 14 to 16. Youth in the program must have
their parent’s or guardian’s written permission to participate in the
program and provide a Work Permit from their school Guidance Office, if
applicable. The daily work schedule will vary depending upon the
Department the position is assigned to, but in no case will exceed 20
hours per week. The work week may be either five four-hour days, or
four five-hour days. The hourly rate of pay will be $7.25 per hour.
Typical assignments may include general office work, inspection
assistance, emergency preparedness, building escort, Cable Studio
basics, etc. Work assignments are intended to be meaningful that will
help motivate career consideration, develop good work habits, and
promote the City of Laurel. The required dress standard will be
appropriate to the assignment. Actual employment dates will be from
July 6, 2009 through August 21, 2009.
Mayor Moe indicated that the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program will be
evaluated in the Fall to determine if the program should continue in
FY2011 and what modifications will be made to improve the Program. The
participants in the program will be included in the evaluation process.
Persons interested in applying should visit the Laurel Municipal Center
at 8103 Sandy Spring Road, Laurel, to obtain an application. All
applications must be received on or before 5:00 p.m. June 12, 2009.
Mayor Moe stated he looks forward to the beginning of this exciting
program. He invites Laurel’s youth to consider this opportunity.
Persons wanting additional information or want to make sure they live
in the City of Laurel can call 301-725-5300.