Goodwill Industries Offering Paid Work Experiences for Youth through PA CareerLink

June 25, 2015, Press Release

JOHNSTOWN, PA, June 25, 2015— Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies is accepting applicants between the ages of 17–24 for an 8-week Summer Youth Employment Program that will begin July 1. Youth who meet eligibility requirements will be matched with paid work experiences with various employers throughout Cambria County. The wage is $7.25 per hour.

The program is funded through the Southern Alleghenies Workforce Development Board and based on eligibility and suitability guidelines.

In addition to the summer paid work experiences, Goodwill Industries will also offer services throughout the year including workshops on leadership development, financial literacy, résumés and cover letters, postsecondary education, and labor market information.

Interested youth can call the PA CareerLink, Cambria County at 445 Schoolhouse Road in Richland Township at (814) 533-2493, extension 259, 272, or 274 for an appointment.

Goodwill Industries of the Conemaugh Valley (GICV), Inc. is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization established in 1962 to empower individuals and families with employment barriers to achieve their fullest potential in the community through work services. Headquartered in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, GICV serves individuals with disabilities and disadvantages, dislocated workers, youth, and other job seekers throughout south central Pennsylvania in the counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Huntingdon, Indiana, Somerset and a portion of Westmoreland by providing education and career services as well as job placement and postemployment supports. GICV is a community-based member organization of Goodwill Industries International, a 179-member network in the U.S., Canada, and 13 other countries. Learn more at
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