Native companies trying to fill summer time jobs


MERIDEN – With a scarcity within the labor market and faculty ending, many companies are providing seasonal employment to native youth.

Tammy Valk, human sources director on the Meriden-New Britain-Berlin YMCA, stated for the previous 5 years the group has been managing the Summer season Youth Employment Program. The initiative, funded by way of the State of Connecticut and different grants, locations about 60 youth in positions with native companies and organizations.

“We’d love to supply this expertise to everybody however we solely obtain a specific amount of funding,” she stated.

This system requires contributors to dwell or go to highschool in Meriden and so they have to be between the ages of 14 and 21. Valk stated curiosity in this system has been “excellent” this 12 months. A complete of about 475 youth have utilized, compared to round 300 in earlier years. 

Different organizations the YMCA companions with to supply youth employment embody the Boys and Ladies Membership, youngster care facilities and the native Board of Schooling.

“A number of occasions that is the primary job for most of the candidates,” she stated. “They achieve interview expertise, they achieve communication expertise, going by way of the hiring course of, simply filling out an utility is expertise for them.”

This system begins July 1. The appliance deadline was final month and the YMCA is now going by way of the interview course of. The appliance is often positioned on the YMCA web site in January.

The Wallingford Youth and Social Companies Division additionally companions with companies and organizations to supply youth employment alternatives, stated Gary Redman, program coordinator. The division additionally provides a Job Financial institution, by way of which teenagers may be paired up with individuals locally to carry out fundamental jobs round somebody’s dwelling like yard work and cleansing. For extra details about this system, name 203-294-2175.

Alternatives out there

In keeping with Angela Klonaras, assistant supervisor at Huxley’s Bookmark Cafe, 1376 East Predominant St., the cafe is on the lookout for line cooks, dishwashers and servers in the course of the summer time. Studying the significance of working independently and with a group, whereas getting social expertise and work expertise to placed on a resume are a number of the advantages of working within the cafe, she stated. For extra info, name the cafe at 203-237-4087.

Outdated Navy shops within the space are also hiring part-time model associates. Anybody serious about making use of can discover out extra info at

Different job alternatives to think about in the course of the summer time can be found at Panera Bread in Wallingford, which is on the lookout for  “energetic, younger individuals,” stated spokesperson Jess Hesselschwerdt. Cashiers, salad and sandwich makers and meals prep positions are open.  Hesselschwerdt stated versatile hours, anyplace from 10-40 per week, is feasible. The corporate provides free meals throughout a piece shift,  Hesselschwerdt stated. For extra info, go to

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