Pacific Gateway Youth
Pacific Gateway’s Youth services are offered year-round and connect you with the skills and information to get part-time, full-time, and seasonal employment with numerous area employers. Youth services focus on part-time jobs and internships. Come to the Youth Opportunity Center to learn about how to get started, and review a list of companies currently hiring.
Earn an average of 160 hours of paid work experience that will help to build upon your resume and serve as a career pathway.
Youth@Work helps prepare you for the workplace. The service is specialized to help you find and hone new and desired skills. Youth@Work 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.
Youth Opportunity Center
4811 Airport Plaza Dr. Ste. 120
Long Beach, CA 90815
For more information, check out the Youth@Work flyer.
How To Sign Up
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
- Submit an Online Program Interest form
- 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.
Job vs. Internship
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.