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Over 1,000 summer jobs available for Hawaii's youth

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -- A new program will make summer jobs available for young people across the state.

Enrollment in the Summer Youth Employment Program is set for Saturday at the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations.

More than a thousand jobs are open at federal, state and county government offices and at nonprofit organizations.

Federal stimulus funds are being used to pay for the program.

The Youth Summer Job Enrollment Day will be from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 22, at the State Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR), Princess Ruth Keelikolani Building, 830 Punchbowl St. in Downtown Honolulu.

The program provides summer jobs for young people who meet at least one of the following criteria:

Attending a Title I school designated as having a high percentage of students from low-income families; or

Receiving free or reduced-price lunches;

In a household receiving public cash assistance;

In a household receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food stamp benefits;

In a household with a gross annual income at or below 300 percent of the Federal Poverty Level for Hawaii.

Young people on the Neighbor Islands who are interested in the program should apply as soon as possible at their nearest DLIR Workforce Development Division Office.

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