MIDDLEPORT — Meigs County’s villages, townships and school districts had a few additional workers this summer with the assistance of the youth in Meigs County’s Department Job and Family Services’ (DJFS) summer work program.
Approximately 47 eligible youth, ages 14-24, who had registered for the program, spent six weeks of their summer working throughout the county.
“The program give the youth the opportunity to learn valuable work experience and skills,” said Chris Shank, Director of Meigs DJFS.
The state allocated Meigs County $108,000 in Temporary Aid to Needy Families (TANF) to create subsidized summer employment.
“This program was a great opportunity for youth to earn some income, while building their resume development,” said Shank.
Work varied from landscaping, building maintenance, painting, office work and working at the local pool.
The summer program, along with past summer youth programs, have brought thousands of dollars into the county.
“We are thankful for this opportunity to assist the youth in the county to earn a paycheck, as well as our local worksites in obtaining workers for the summer,” added Shank.
Employers who took part in the program included, Eastern, Southern and Meigs school districts, the Village of Pomeroy; Letart, Olive, Rutland, Chester, Salisbury, and Lebanon townships, the Village of Syracuse, the Village of Middleport; the Village of Rutland; Meigs Industries; Meigs Juvenile Court; the Vilalge of Racine; Athens-Meigs ESC; and the Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney.