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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Today marks the application deadline for Pima County's One Stop Career Summer Youth Program.

To apply for the program go online to https://secure.pima.gov/summeryouth or pick up an application at a local high school, community center or library.  To set up an assessment test call 798-0546, by the end of the day today.  Programs are open to youth from 14 to 21 years of age and are residents of Pima County.

Positions are limited so get those applications in early.  In 2013 more than 4,500 applications were submitted and 1,400 were offered jobs - gaining experience working for Pima County, the City of Tucson, the University of Arizona and dozens of other local businesses that participated.

Jobs in last year's program included - administrative support, clerk, child care aide, recreation aide, library page, patient care technician, discovery guide at the Children's Museum and surgery tech trainee at Pima Animal Care Center.

Program participants are chosen based on their applications, assessment scores and work interests.  They must attend a one day 'employability skills' workshop, where they will about good work habits and employer expectations before going to work.  They will work from 20 to 40 hours a week for minimum wage. 

For more information about the program call (520) 798-0546.

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