Congressman Clyburn Announces Summer Job Opportunities for Youth

May 9, 2012 Issues: Economy and Jobs

(Columbia, SC) – Sixth District Congressman and Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn today announced the U.S. Department of Labor has launched an online tool to help youth access summer jobs in their local community.  The Summer Jobs+ Bank is a website that includes postings of nearly 300,000 job opportunities and internships across the country that are open to young people.

“I have been a vocal advocate for the need to help young people find summer employment,” Congressman Clyburn said.  “I applaud the Labor Department’s effort to make employment opportunities readily accessible to young people.  This website is a terrific resource to match youth with jobs and internships in their area.” 

The Summer Jobs+ Bank can be found at https://webapps.dol.gov/summerjobs.  The search tool allows young people to enter their city or state and find jobs, internships and other employment opportunities this summer and year round.

The U.S. Department of Labor worked with job posting websites and employers across the country to create the Summer Jobs+ Banktoprovide a single-stop resource for young job seekers to go online and search for jobs and other employment opportunities in their communities.  A sample of available offerings include:  an entry-level sales job with Vector Marketing in Columbia, an executive internship with Target in North, a culinary internship with the Omni in Hilton Head, and an accounting internship with URS Corporation in Aiken.