What is the Job Corps?
The Teen Center offers an informal work referral program, the Teen Job Corps. Residents of Jamestown who have passed a background check can request a teen to perform work for them, which can include yard work, housework, pet care, and babysitting. Teens are then advised that the work is available and if they are interested, are then referred to the resident to learn about the work and negotiate what they will be paid.
The Teen Center staff will follow up with the teen and the employer to ensure that the work was completed. Very often this will help the teen prepare for future job referrals.