Economic Development Newsroom

Youth Can Register for Mayors Summer Works Program Jobs

Thursday May 9, 2013

If you are 18-21 years old and are looking for a summer job, the Mayor’s SummerWorks Program wants you.

The Greater Louisville summer jobs program has warehouse jobs to fill and will register eligible young people Monday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and again on Tuesday, May 14, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Young adults must be registered with the Mayor’s SummerWorks Program to apply.

The staff of the KentuckianaWorks Youth Career Center will register both days at the center, 510 W. Broadway, Suite 701, in Louisville. After registration, staff will be available to help the new registrants apply online for the available positions.

"We're excited to be able to offer these jobs, perhaps a first job for a young person, one that will propel them in the right direction for the rest of their lives," said Mayor Greg Fischer. "That's what our SummerWorks jobs initiative is all about."

Young adults interested in registering for the program and applying for these jobs should call (502) 574-4727 to get an appointment.

Available jobs include pickers and packers, press operators, forklift operators, distribution associates, and loading and unloading trucks. Jobs are with eight employers in Jefferson and Bullitt counties and many of them start immediately.

These jobs are open to young adults who:

  • Are between the ages of 18-21
  • Have a GED or high school diploma
  • Are able to walk and stand for prolonged periods of time
  • Can lift at least 30-50 pounds for prolonged periods of time

People must bring two forms of identification (driver’s license and Social Security card) and copies of their resumes to the registration appointment. They also should dress professionally for an interview.

The Mayor’s SummerWorks Program is led by KentuckianaWorks, Greater Louisville’s Workforce Investment Board and an agency of Louisville Metro Government, in partnership with Jefferson County Public Schools Adult and Continuing Education through the KentuckianaWorks Youth Career Center.