Hire-A-Youth is a year-round program that connects you with the skills and information to get part-time, full-time, and seasonal employment with numerous area employers. Our Summer Hire-A-Youth program focuses on part-time jobs and internships during the summer months. Come to the Youth Opportunity Center to learn about how to get started, and review a list of companies currently hiring.
Want to take a quick look at jobs in the area? Use the search boxes below to find available jobs in the area. To learn more about the jobs you find, register in the VOS database system, or visit the Youth Opportunity Center.
Earn an average of 100 hours of paid work experience that will help to build upon your resume and serve as a career pathway.
The Youth Jobs Program helps prepare you for the workplace. The program is specialized to help you find and hone new and desired skills. Youth Jobs Program is partnered with Centro CHA, United Cambodian Community (UCC), KRA, and the Long Beach Unified School District (LBUSD) to give you the best possible opportunities.
3447 Atlantic Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90807
More information is available at the Pacific Gateway Youth facebook page here.
Signing up is easy. Come to the Youth Opportunity Center to learn about how to get started, and review a list of companies currently hiring. In order to be eligible, you must:
- Be 14-24 years of age
- Live in Long Beach, Signal Hill, or the Los Angeles Harbor Communities
- Register on our Virtual One-Stop (VOS) online (We can help you with this part, or you can access on our home page)
- Have a willingness to work and learn
Come in to the Youth Opportunity Center Monday through Friday. Our friendly staff will be available for your questions.
There are a lot of differences between an internship and a job. Typically, an internship lasts only weeks or months, and is focused on completing a specific project or gaining particular skills. A job, on the other hand, is year round, and is paid. There are other things you will want to consider in deciding what is best for you. Visit the Job and Internship Questions Page to get a better understanding of the differences between these two.