Local Employment Programs For Youth


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Do you know a teen or young adult looking for a summer job? There are some great local programs that provide job opportunities and/or job training for area youth! Here are links to more information on several local youth employment programs and resources.

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Youth Employment Resources in Hampton Roads, Virginia


Hampton Summer Youth Employment Program: Hampton's 10-week, Summer Youth Employment Program, which offers job opportunities within city departments, local businesses and non-profit organizations to young people ages 16-24.

Newport News Summer Training and Employment ProgramAre you between the ages of 16-24 and interested in gaining work experience and income? If you live in Newport News you may apply to participate in STEP. STEP Offers: Workforce training, Financial literacy, Enrichment activities, Work-skill development, GED preparation. STEP Benefits: New job skills to add to your resume, a paycheck, opportunities for permanent employment, a mentor, and life skills.

Norfolk Emerging Leaders Program: The Norfolk Emerging Leaders (NEL) program provides teens ages 16-19 (as well as college and graduate students) with paid summer employment opportunities. 

Virginia Beach Summer Youth Employment Program:  The Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides jobs and workplace readiness skills to young people, age 16 - 21, placing them in a position to succeed in the workplace. Following the program, participants can include solid work experience and abilities on their resumes. Through collaborations with local businesses, not-for-profits, and city agencies, participants are provided with opportunities to develop skills, set career goals, earn money, become financially empowered and learn more about the community in which they live.

Youth Career Center of Hampton RoadsThe Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads (YCCHR) under the general guidance of the Opportunity Inc. Youth Services Committee provides career exploration, job preparation, and financial literacy education to youth ages 14-24 living in City of Chesapeake, City of Franklin, Isle of Wight County, City of Portsmouth, City of Norfolk, Southampton County, City of Suffolk, and City of Virginia Beach. Services are provided through onsite group tours, scheduled workshops or programs, and to individuals on a walk-in basis. 

Youth Employment (NAS Oceana) Employment Readiness -- one-on-one counseling is available to include resume writing, job search techniques, completing an application, preparing for the interview, information about area Youth Employment Fairs and much more. For appointments, call FFSC Oceana at 757-433-2912.

Youth Workforce Center (Hampton): The Work Experience Program is intended to provide experience opportunities to eligible youth ages 16 – 24, through a service delivery approach designed to meet the unique needs of the youth being served.  The Program serves as a vital component in helping to prepare youth for the successful transition into the world-of-work whether now or later in their academic careers.  Youth earn a training stipend that is paid through the Youth Workforce Office.


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