Councilman Highlights Available Jobs and Internships

April 17, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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New York City council member Jumaane D. Williams speaks at the 3rd Annual NY Peace Week Press Conference at City Hall on January 17, in New York City. (Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)

NEW YORK—As summer draws closer and unemployment still an issue, Councilman Jumaane D. Williams of Brooklyn came out with a list of available jobs and internships for New Yorkers.

The Summer Youth Employment program gives youth between the ages of 14 and 24 the opportunity to gain experience at places such as museums, retail companies, and summer camps.

Applications can be submitted until May 18 for a position, which pays the state minimum wage of $7.25 an hour for up to 25 hours a week.

The Barclays Center, the development in Downtown Brooklyn, is looking to hire Brooklyn residents for a range of positions, including director of Concessions, director of Finance, and Suite Sales manager.

Environmentally related jobs are a burgeoning industry, and the Green Jobs Training Program seeks to teach green skills to people 18 or older, who are unemployed, underemployed, or changing careers, and have a high school diploma or GED.

Williams asks that any jobs or internship opportunities be forwarded to him so he can inform the public.

According to the latest unemployment rate available from the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the unemployment rate for February in New York City was 10.2 percent.

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