NEW BRITAIN-Members of the business community are invited by Mayor Erin Stewart to learn about summer youth employment opportunities.
A networking and informational meeting will take place on Thursday, Jan. 4, for businesses to learn about opportunities to partner with city youth for summer employment opportunities.
“The benefits for both employees and employers are significant. Research shows that starting to work early in one’s life has a lifelong impact,” said Stewart.
Under the recently approved state budget, over 70 percent of New Britain’s program funding has been cut for summer youth.
At the meeting, businesses will learn from community partners about the many ways they can get more involved in connecting with City youth, including investing in the workplace or through a sponsorship program.
The Summer Youth Employment program has been operating for decades in coordination with HRA of New Britain and OIC New Britain, Inc.
“It is incumbent upon our community leaders to do the best we can to ensure that many of our youth have a summer work opportunity,” Stewart said.
The meeting will take place on Jan. 4 from 8 to 9 a.m. in Room 504 of New Britain City Hall.
RSVP by Dec. 29 by calling Nicole Pac at 860-612-1618 by Dec. 29.