City of New Roads Mayor Cornell Dukes announced that the application process for the city’s 2019 summer employment programs will open Friday, May 24, through Friday, May 31, providing local senior citizens and youth an opportunity to qualify for temporary employment to earn money while using their skills and talents to do meaningful work for the city.

The Mayor’s Summer Senior Citizen Employment Program is open to residents of the City of New Roads who are 62 years or older, with proof of age and permanent residence within the city’s limits.  Elected officials and relatives of city employees are not eligible to participate.

“This program helps a demographic that has much to give to our community, but has a hard time finding job opportunities,” Dukes said.  “Despite the lack of work opportunities, senior citizens still have mounting expenses they must pay, including food, medicine and utilities.  This project assists with that, while greatly benefitting the city.”

The Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program is open to youth ages 14 to 17 who reside within the city’s service area.  Proof of age and residence is required.

Both employment programs will begin June 10th and end July 19th, giving youth and senior citizens opportunities to work alongside each other, as well as with city employees, for a six-week period.  All summer program employees will work a maximum of 20 hours per week.

Applications for both programs can be obtained at City Hall during regular working hours of 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.