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Downloadable Resources

YouthWorks FAQ for Youth

YouthWorks FAQ for Employers

Strategic Employer Engagement: Building Dynamic Relationships with Employers in Teen & Young Adult Employment Programs

Teen Interview Tips from Employers

Labor Market Trends in the Pioneer Valley Region (Presentation)

Empower Your Future: Career Readiness Curriculum Guide

Understanding & Addressing the Youth Employment Crisis

YouthWorks 2015 Data Book

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YouthWorks is a state-funded youth employment program which provides funds that targeted communities use to pay wages to low-income youth, aged 14-21, for summer jobs in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. Commonwealth Corporation administers the program on behalf of the Massachusetts Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development.


The primary component of the YouthWorks program is subsidized employment placements in which participants are typically employed up to 30 hours per week over a six-week period during the summer. Hourly wages are required to be no less than the Massachusetts minimum wage.


Participation in YouthWorks is limited to eligible youth aged 14-21 in select cities throughout the state: YouthWorks Eligible Cities



Employers can access the new YouthWorks portal, https://www.massyouthemployment.org/, to explore how to hire young people by registering as a worksite, posting jobs and learning about the benefits of hiring teens. The portal also serves as a resource for teens looking for a summer job and provides tips and information about getting ready for work and exploring careers.