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Applications for Youth and Employers Now Open, with a Goal of Growing by 50 Percent

Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski today announced plans to grow the County’s Summer Youth Employment Program by at least 50 percent, providing job opportunities to a minimum of 300 young people this summer.

“We are committed to providing more of our young people with the opportunity to gain valuable work experience,” Olszewski said. “We know from research that students who have summer jobs are more likely to do well in school, less likely to be arrested for violent crimes, and have an easier time finding a job as an adult.” 

About the Program

The Summer Youth Employment Program provides a six-week summer employment program for Baltimore County youth, ages 14-21, to provide real-world work experience. The program allows youth to work for 25 hours per week for six weeks. Participants receive employability training and paid work experience at private and public sector worksites. In 2019, 194 youth and 64 employers participated in the program. Baltimore County’s Department of Economic and Workforce Development plans to expand the program to at least 300 youth and 100 employers this year. 

This year, the County will be seeking additional financial support from private-sector employers. 

Olszewski’s transition team recommended expanding “existing summer employment opportunities for the County high school students.” The desired outcome of the program is to give more youth positive experiences that provide additional income, early work experience and essential 'soft' skills, such as self-efficacy, problem solving, emotional intelligence, collaboration and communication.

Qualifications

Youth who qualify must:

  1. Complete an application and submit employment documents (work permits, I-9 and tax forms).
  2. Attend job readiness trainings. This will teach interview techniques, work ethic and job retention strategies.
  3. Interview with your future employer.
  4. Meet employer expectations and fulfill workplace duties.

The program will run from July 6 through August 14, 2020. Participants will earn $11 per hour for at least five hours per day, for six weeks. They will be matched with employers based on interest, employer need and location. In addition, participating youth will receive support from program monitors, caseworkers and facilitators.

Apply Online

More information and applications for youth participants and employers are now online at www.baltimorecountymd.gov/SYEP.


How to Request and Vote by Absentee Ballot

The State of Maryland has declared a special election for Maryland’s Congressional District 7 to fill the House of Representatives vacancy.

The deadline to request a 2020 Special Primary Election absentee ballot for mail delivery is Tuesday, January 28.

The deadline to request a Special Primary Election absentee ballot for online delivery is Friday, January 31.

Any voter registered as Democrat or Republican in Maryland’s Congressional District 7 may request and vote by absentee ballot, either:

  • Online: Voters with a Maryland driver’s license or MVA-issued ID card can request an absentee ballot online or print an application. If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot online, the Baltimore County Board of Elections must receive a completed absentee ballot application either:
    • ​Submitted by mail by 5 p.m. on Friday, January 31
    • Submitted online, by email or fax by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, January 31
  • By mail: If a voter wishes to receive an absentee ballot by mail, the Board of Elections must receive a completed absentee ballot application either:
    • Submitted by mail by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28
    • Submitted online, by email or fax by 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, January 28
  • By submitting a signed application
  • By telephone: Call the Board of Elections at 410-887-5700.
  • In writing
  • In person: Visit the Board of Elections at 11112 Gilroy Road, Suite 104 in Hunt Valley, Maryland 21031, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Note: If a voter misses the applicable deadline, the absentee ballot request must be made in person at the Baltimore County Board of Elections.

Find Your Congressional District

Only voters registered as Democrat or Republican in Congressional District 7 can vote in the 2020 Special Primary Election. Voters can find their Congressional District online or check to see if they are registered in Congressional District 7.

More Information

The 2020 Special Primary Election for Congressional District 7 will be held on Tuesday, February 4. There will be no early voting for the Special Primary Election. Voters can vote by mailing their absentee ballot to their local Board of Elections or by visiting their polling place on the Special Primary’s election day.

For more information about the Special Primary Election, contact the Baltimore County Board of Elections at 410-887-5700 or contact the State Board of Elections at 1-800-222-VOTE (8683).


 
 
Revised September 11, 2017