Hire One Youth
By the year 2020, nearly half of the U.S. workforce will be comprised of millennials. Will local businesses be able to find qualified candidates ready to fill positions soon to be vacated by our aging workforce?
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Hire One Youth campaign is an opportunity for Baltimore employers to help shape the future workforce by interviewing and hiring at least one 16- to 21-year-old who is responsible, motivated, and engaged. Job-ready young people are available for summer or year-round positions, and employers can save time by choosing to make Baltimore City the employer-of-record.
Hire One Youth—created by Mayor Rawlings-Blake in partnership with the Greater Baltimore Committee's Hire One Youth Leadership Team, chaired by GBC President and CEO Don Fry—and is a solid investment for your organization, your industry, and Baltimore’s economy.
For 2015 only:
In order to create jobs for as many young Baltimore City residents as possible, for this year only, we are offering private-sector companies the opportunity to be part of Baltimore City’s summer jobs program without paying the wages of the youth they hire. We are still encouraging all businesses that can afford to hire young people to do so by joining the Hire One Youth campaign. However, for companies that would like to bring on more young people than their budgets can support, Baltimore City will pay youth wages this year. Those hires to be paid by the City would start work on July 13 and work through August 14. Please call 410-396-JOBS (5627) or contact [email protected] with any questions.