This week students can start applying for paid summer jobs at Bernalillo County. The county’s Job Mentor Program is once again seeking to hire students who want to earn some extra money, while gaining valuable work experience. “It’s a win-win for everybody,” says Commission Chair Art De La Cruz. “The county gets bright talented students to take on real work projects and the students get a jump-start on building their resumes.”
To be eligible to apply, the student must be currently enrolled in school. Students must be between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. Students who are 14 need a work permit through the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions before applying. The summer jobs pay $7.50 per hour and the Job Mentor Program is 8-weeks long. The first day of work is June 4.
“It’s an opportunity for young people to explore career options,” says County Manager Tom Zdunek. “We have had some wonderful successes with students who have worked for us during the summer and returned years later as employees.”
The county’s Human Resources Department will strive to place students with various departments throughout the county based on the student’s area of interest.
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To apply, visit www.bernco.gov
or interested students can apply online at the Human Resources offices at One Civic Plaza NW, 4th
floor, room 4012. Applications will be accepted until all positions have been filled.