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Nashville youth can find jobs and internships through city’s Opportunity NOW program

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  • Opportunity NOW is a coordinated initiative providing young people in Metro Davidson County access to employment.
  • Launched by Mayor Megan Barry and supported by the Metro Council, this initiative is designed to combat the growing employer concern about lack of “soft” skills among their youngest employees – skills most learned through actual work experience.

Facts About Opportunity NOW:

  • Any young person 14-24 can search and apply for jobs on Opportunity NOW
  • Metro jobs for 14-15 year olds are called “Experience Work” and pay $8/hr
    • Application period closes April 17th
  • Metro jobs for 16-17 year olds are called “High School Internships” and pay $9/hr
    • Application period closes April 7th
  • Metro jobs for May 2017 high school graduates are called “Summer Plus” and pay is market rate
    • Application period closes May 8th

Check out these upcoming onboarding events for more information:

  • April 3, 2:30-7:30 p.m.
    • Thompson Lane Library, 380 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN 37211
  • April 4, 3-7 p.m.
    • Watkins Park Library, 612 17th Ave. N., Nashville, TN 37203
  • April 5, 3-7 p.m.
    • Madison Library, 610 Gallatin Pike S., Madison, TN 37115
  • April 6, 2:30-8 p.m.
    • Southeast Community Center, 5260 Hickory Hollow Parkway, Suite 202, Antioch, TN 37013

Click here to access the Opportunity NOW portal.

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