Ecology Youth Corps hiring teens for summer jobs

In 2016, the Ecology Youth Corps crews picked up 1.2 million pounds of litter and cleaned 5,445 miles of roads statewide.

And in the summer of 2017, Washington Department of Ecology expects to hire 66 teenagers in northwestern Washington to be part of that effort.

Teens chosen for the youth corps work from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., typically, Monday through Thursday. They are assigned to one of six crews in King, Skagit, Snohomish or Whatcom counties, working in one of two 16-day sessions: June 26 to July 20, or July 24 to Aug. 17. Participants earn $11 an hour.

Applicants must be ages 14-17 by their first day of employment. Applications are due by April 11 and are available through area school counselors and at Ecology’s website.

Since 1975, the program has hired more than 12,000 Washington teens, offering them work experience, a summer job and the chance to preserve our state’s natural beauty and protect the environment.

For more information, contact Steven Williams in Ecology’s Northwest Regional Office at steven.williams@ecy.wa.gov or 425-213-3565.

More in Business

‘Gym on wheels’ brings flexible fitness to customers

Local man’s company equips van to go just about anywhere

Olive Garden makes a difference fighting hunger in Kent and Auburn communities

For the Reporter According to Feeding America, one in eight Americans are… Continue reading

3No Networking mixer comes to the Auburn Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday

Business leaders and guests are invited to the 3No Networking gathering at… Continue reading

Liberty Tax Service hosts job fair and open house in Auburn on Saturday

Liberty Tax Service hosts an open house on Saturday, Dec. 16, from… Continue reading

Jacksons Food Stores join Washington fight against domestic violence

Jacksons Food Stores and the Washington State Coalition Against Domestic Violence recently… Continue reading

3No Networking mixer comes to Vinifera Bistro on Thursday

Business leaders and guests are invited to the 3No Networking gathering at… Continue reading

New unemployment tax rates released; 81 percent of employers will have the same tax rate or lower

For the Reporter The Employment Security Department has issued 2018 tax rate… Continue reading

Chief economist meets with South King County community leaders

Economist Steve Lerch discussed opportunities, challenges and expectations for the state’s economy… Continue reading

Most Read