Stimulus funds for Lucas Co. youth jobs

LUCAS COUNTY (WTOL) - New job opportunities are being created in Lucas County thanks to the federal stimulus package.

Here are the details:

  • These summer jobs will be made available to people between the ages of 16 and 24.
  • The job window will be sometime between May 1 and September 30.
  • The jobs will be 25 hours a week for up to 8 weeks.
  • Employees will be paid $7.50 per hour.
  • People need to apply at The Source for this summer job program.

The Source is located at 1301 Monroe St. in downtown Toledo. Their hours are  8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Their number is 419-213-6322

"Each youth has the opportunity to earn up to $1500 plus a $100 bonus or stipend for perfect attendance. We're hoping this positive work experience will be their entry into the world of work. More importantly, build them with a challenging career and lead them with a career path," said Eric Walker of Lucas County Workforce Development.

The commissioners are aiming to provide young people with a chance to boost their job resume and also boost the local economy with the money being spent at local businesses.