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‘ProjectIndy’ hoping to employ 3,000 teens this summer

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Jobs are available for teens this summer in Indianapolis and a network of community organizations and employers wants to make sure the word gets out. 

“ProjectIndy” is in its third year. The project was created by the city of Inianapolis and it aims at employing teens during the summer months. This year, the city is hoping to hire 3,000 teens.

Some of the open jobs are directly in the city, while others are open at the parks department. 

Local employers like UPS and FedEx have also joined the program. 

City officials say the goal of the program is twofold. 

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“We want teens to have some money in their pockets, but two, we want to really get at the root of poverty and crime prevention and if we can help as many teens as we can to get summer employment we want to get the word out,” explained David Hampton, Deputy Mayor of Neighborhood Engagement, City of Indianapolis.

If you would like more information on the project, or if you want to apply, click here

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