PG&E Summer Jobs Program
PG&E is committed to the economic vitality of the communities we serve. To address the employment needs of California cities today and into the future, PG&E created the Summer Jobs program. Focused on local youth 15-18. The program has provided more than 500 underserved youth with career education and job readiness training. Two hundred young people were selected through a competitive process to experience a six-week paid summer job. Summer employment opportunities were provided by the Boys & Girls Clubs, PG&E, local nonprofit organizations and local small to medium sized businesses. In addition to the gains reaped by those placed, recipient organizations benifited as well, with PG&E grants underwriting Summer Jobs salaries.
PG&E launched the jobs program with a $200,000 grant to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County. The program provided paid summer jobs for 55 teens and career training for more than 150 teens.
The program expanded to Bakersfield and Sacramento with more than $730,000 in total grants for the Boys & Girls Clubs chapters. The funding covered everything from workshops on resume writing to payroll for the teens selected for 219 paid jobs. Nearly 800 teens in the three communities benefitted from the program in some way.
Many of the students who landed the coveted paid jobs were from disadvantaged backgrounds with the extra income helping their families. The teens worked in locations as diverse as flower shops, offices, nonprofit organizations and restaurants.
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Boys & Girls Clubs of America
To enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
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