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Teen Summer Employment in the Neighborhood

Summer may be half over, but there are still opportunties for teens wanting to make a buck. And there are other jobs that area youth may want to keep in mind for next summer.

With summer now in full swing, teens may want to get in from the heat and make a cool buck. Jobs are still out there to be found.

At places like on Route 51, for example, all that you need is a driver's license and a car for delivery jobs currently open there.

Just down the road, managers were not allowed to talk to reporters, but the restaurant's sign out front shows that it would be eager to talk with any experienced servers.

For other jobs in the community, teens may want to plan ahead for next summer.

Kelly Joyce, 's recreation director, hires teens for her six-week day-camp program.

"I hire 15 (altogether) high-school and college-aged (workers)," Joyce said. "I usually start looking through applications during spring break."

Joyce also suggested that teens consider looking into lifeguard positions at the .

At the , librarian Denise Ignasky said that the library employs four pages that are high-school aged, and one of those positions is open.

"Pages help set up programs, shelve books and do 'shelf reading' to make sure books are where they belong," Ignasky said. "Usually, pages work for a couple of years."

While Ignasky did not offer resources specifically for teens looking for employment, she said that the Whitehall Library does have a Teen Advisory Group that may be able to help fellow teens.

Library Director Paula Kelly said that the library also has two summer interns working there, starting this week.

"Jewish Family & Children's Service of Pittsburgh didn't get funding until a couple of days ago," Paula Kelly said. "The interns will be two refugee youth, a boy and a girl from Bhutan."

"The county awarded Jewish Family a contract for 10 to 12 refugee youth to work summer internships," explained Karen Rock, a retired English as a Second Language teacher at the , where many refugees live.

Robert Edward Healy, III July 13, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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