Mayor Turner kicks off Hire Houston Youth

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Mayor Sylvester Turner and partners kicked off the application period for the second year of Hire Houston Youth earlier Monday.

Mayor Turner explained how Hire Houston Youth will provide jobs and internships to Houston youth between the ages of 16 to 24 at an hourly wage of $8.

In the past, the city program helped place only about 450 kids in summer jobs. This year, there will be 5,000 positions available.

"Never before have this many summer jobs been offered for Houston youth," said Mayor Turner. "We are taking this program to historic levels. Summer employment provides young people with an opportunity to gain workforce readiness skills, engages them in positive activities during the summer, and links them to long-term career opportunities. An able and ready workforce is also critical to ensuring a robust economic future for our city. I am committed to providing summer jobs for our young people who live in the city and I call on our corporate partners to work together with the City of Houston to Hire Houston's Youth."

Starting now, applications for jobs with companies and nonprofits will be accepted online at

These six on-the-spot hiring events below, are planned to connect youth looking for jobs with employers who are hiring.

Hattie Mae White Educational Support Center
4400 W. 18th St., Houston, Texas 77092
April 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Worthing High School
9215 Scott St., Houston, Texas 77051
April 29 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Magnolia Multi-Service Center
7037 Capitol St., Houston, Texas 77011
May 6 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Acres Home Multi-Service Center
6719 W. Montgomery Rd., Houston, Texas 77091

May 20 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas, Houston, Texas 77010
June 3 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Southwest Multi-Service Center
6400 High Star Drive, Houston, Texas, 77074
June 10 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Applicants need to bring their resumes and employment eligibility documentation.

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