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Registration opens for Youth Employment program

Bert Thompson of the Department of Human Resources guides a student through the paperwork for employment, during the first day of registration for the DHR- Resources & Training Division Workforce Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP).


The office of Samoan Affairs in Utulei was filled yesterday throughout the day with young people ranging in ages of 14-21 seeking employment for this coming summer.


The registration time for today (Mar. 19) and Thursday (Mar. 21) will be from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Tomorrow (Mar. 20) and Friday (Mar. 22) the registration time will be from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.


The purpose of the SYEP is to provide academic occupational skills and work experience for low income individuals.


Some of the parents who spoke with Samoa News said that they were pleased that the program is continuing to let their kids work for the summer helping them stay out of trouble and earn money for their families.


A young student, Tina, said she is excited about the opportunity to work during the summer to help earn money for her family. “I never had a job before. Now I am going to help my family out. I am so excited,” she said.