There are several ways that employers and investors can support the WorkReady Summer system:
Employers can pay interns between $7.25 and $10.00 per hour. In order to stay competitive among other youth programs and companies, we encourage employers to pay at least $8.00 per hour. Download WorkReady Summer Wages and Program Costs 2017
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It is a requirement for all WorkReady Summer Work Experiences to have a job description. The job titles and descriptions listed below are general examples of job duties and functions for youth in specific industry areas. If you do not have a job description developed, please select from the options below. You may expand upon the job description before youth arrive at your worksite.
All of the following duties will be performed in cooperation with an assigned supervisor, and/or in coordination with other members of staff. Additional duties may be assigned.Common skills recommended for all youth:
Employers will interview candidates before making their final selection(s). Interviews will take place at your worksite unless otherwise arranged and will occur between 3pm and 6pm. A Business Partnership Team Member will contact you to confirm your selected interview dates.
On July 1, 2015, Governor Tom Wolf signed into law Act 15 (House Bill 1276) which amends Pennsylvania's Child Protective Services Law (CPSL) to clarify the requirements of employers and volunteer-based organizations to provide for criminal background checks and child abuse clearances of their employees and volunteers who work directly with children. The new law outlines responsibilities as they relate to work-based learning programs. Consequently, all WorkReady worksite supervisors responsible for direct supervision of youth will be required to complete an FBI background check, Child Abuse clearance and a Pennsylvania State criminal background check. The Philadelphia Youth Network will cover the costs of all these clearances. You and supervisors at your worksite will receive details to complete these clearances from your WorkReady program representative.