This is not exactly the best of jobs market. Millions across the country have been laid off and filing for unemployment. Even with things slowly opening up, it's still a little bleak for many, especially if you're young, 15 to 21, and trying to find work. However, for the young workers, things are looking up!

The City of Grand Rapids is targeting areas of the city with disadvantaged residents, and launching GRow1000, a partnership with businesses and organizations aimed at hiring 1,000 young people ages 15-21.

Fox17 reports that many of the largest employers in the area are on board, including the likes of Spectrum Health, Amway, and Meijer.

The program will run from July 13 through August 21, and the young people can earn $10 an hour for 20 hours each week for up to $1,500 during the program.

The city says they really want to focus on the zip codes in Grand Rapids that have been affected the most. However, all who apply only have to prove they live in the city, and are 15 to 21 years of age.

The city will pay the young people, but they'll get to work with some pretty cool businesses and organizations.


To see all of the companies partnering with the City of Grand Rapids, you can read the by CLICKING HERE!


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