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F1rst Jobs Fund
Established in 2005, the F1rstJobs program provides “first jobs” for teens ages 14-21 on the North Shore. The program benefits teens by providing valuable job training, experience and income, and nonprofit organizations by covering the salary of an additional employee for the summer months.
The MassHire-North Shore Workforce Board recruits and trains teens for their first summer job. The WB conducts a series of workshops throughout the year at local high schools on how to interview for jobs, how to dress and act at a job site, etc. F1rstJobs connects both local businesses and nonprofit organizations needing summer help with teens looking for employment.
The F1rstJobs Fund raises money to support nonprofits who apply to hire summer teens. Nonprofits can apply for funding to support employment of teens at their agency for four to eight weeks. Potential employers then interview applicants and select the candidate best suited for the stated position. For-profit businesses can support the program by hiring teens or donating to the Fund.
F1rstJobs serves teens from the communities of: Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Ipswich, Gloucester, Hamilton, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, and Wenham.
In 2019 a total of 569 teens were placed in jobs at private businesses and nonprofit organizations. 32 nonprofits hired 268 youth that were funded by this grant, the majority of which worked in our Gateway Cities of Lynn, Salem and Peabody.
The program is operated by the Mass Hire – North Shore Workforce Board and the Fund is administered by ECCF.
For more information, see https://masshire-northshorewb.com/youth/f1rstjobs.
For information on applying for a F1rstJobs grant or sponsoring a teen, please see https://masshire-northshorewb.com/wib-rfp/. The deadline is May 15, 2020 at 12 pm.
The bidders conference for the F1rstJobs RFP will now be a conference call at the originally scheduled time.
March 17th, 2020 at 2:30pm
Please call: (515) 606-5362
Access Number: 514-814
Time Sheets for the youth must be submitted for weeks worked. Any unspent funds must be returned to the F1rstJobs Fund. This documentation must be received in order to be eligible the following year.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis April 1 through May 15, with no proposals accepted after 12pm, May 15, 2020.
Limited to teens from Beverly, Danvers, Essex, Ipswich, Gloucester, Hamilton, Lynn, Lynnfield, Manchester-by-the-Sea, Marblehead, Middleton, Nahant, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Saugus, Swampscott, Topsfield, and Wenham.
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