Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett’s office and EmployIndy are growing the Project Indy summer jobs initiative for the 2022 summer hiring season. The nonprofit has created an online platform that features more than 1,200 open positions.
The virtual platform uses text messaging to recruit and onboard job seekers. The city says other additions include a location-based tool to connect to nearby opportunities, as well as an improved search function that allows users to filter by interest.
“By offering real-world job experience, Project Indy partners do much more than provide a paycheck,” said Hogsett. “They allow young people to explore opportunities along a productive path, at a time when negative influences can be harmful to individuals and the community at large. Essentially, it allows young people to define their futures for themselves. That’s good for our youth, it’s good for our employers, and it’s great for our city.”
The city says job-seekers who are ages 16-24 can text “project Indy” to 317-659-9657 to get started.
“We feel it is important to invest in our people and their future,” said Sally Grant, executive vice president at Crew Carwash. “We hire many 16, 17 and 18-year-olds who come to Crew as a first time job. We work hard to provide them world class training, great benefits, and a fun working environment that sets them up for success here at Crew and in future endeavors.”
Since its initial launch in 2016, the city says Project Indy has helped nearly 13,000 young adults in Marion County gain employability skills and find new career fields.
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