City of Greensboro and United Way Launch ‘Plus 1 Campaign’
Greensboro, NC (February 26, 2019) – Employers throughout the Greensboro community are encouraged to support the ‘Plus 1 Campaign’, an initiative of the Greensboro Youth Employment Mentoring (GYEM).
Greensboro Youth Employment Mentoring Initiative
This campaign requires employers to commit to add at least one summer youth employment opportunity to their workforce this summer. Employers may submit summer job opportunities now through March 31, 2019.
“Plus 1” Employers will agree to the following requirements:
- Hire a young person between ages of 16-24
- Provide a wage of at least $8.00
- Offer at least 20 hours/week
- Position duration: at least 7 – 8 weeks (starting and ending on or about June thru August)
Upon accepting the invitation to participate in “Plus 1”, employers are asked to submit their “Plus 1” Summer Youth Employment Opportunity online: www.unitedwaygso.org/plusone or call 336-378-6616 and request to be registered under the “Plus 1” campaign.
“Plus 1” Summer Opportunities will be posted on the United Way website and promoted throughout Greater Greensboro and social media to reach youth most in need of meaningful summer work experiences. The website will list the company/business name; listing of positions with job descriptions; preferred skills; and contact information.
END POVERTY: United Way of Greater Greensboro is creating a bold movement to end local poverty. Greensboro ranks 31% above the national poverty average. 57,000 Greensboro residents, which includes one out of every four children, lives in poverty. Join us and support our partnerships that work together to help: Kids succeed in school and life, Adults learn new skills and land jobs, Seniors access needed care, ENTIRE families thrive. GIVE, ADVOCATE, VOLUNTEER – Local impact for 96 years and counting. The federal government defines poverty as family of four earning $24,600 per year. According to local self-sufficiency standards many four-member households need to earn around $60,000 to meet basic needs without subsidized assistance. www.unitedwaygso.org