Tri-City Ledger -

Fla. program to offer youths jobs


February 28, 2019

Escambia County (Fla.) is seeking youth ages 16 to 24 who are interested in an opportunity to get paid work experience this summer through the Escambia County Youth Employment Program (ECYEP). Applications are due Friday, March 8.

Qualified youth who are accepted into ECYEP will be able to work up to 30 hours a week at $8.46 per hour, with positions available in various county departments along with the Escambia County School District, Property Appraiser, Tax Collector's Office and Supervisor of Elections Office. Participants will also receive job readiness training prior to job placement as well as post-employment briefings.

Last summer, 76 youth participated in the program, working in county departments including Public Works, Public Safety, Escambia County Area Transit, West Florida Public Libraries and more. Read more about their experience here.

Limited positions are available. Requirements for the program are as follows: applicants must be age 16 to 24 and live in Escambia County, Florida.

Applications can be found at and also may be picked up during normal business hours at 221 S. Palafox Place, 4th floor reception desk.

Incomplete application packets will not be accepted.


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