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Mayor Turner kicks off 2021 Hire Houston Youth Program

Houston youth encouraged to apply and Houston businesses asked to participate

Mayor Turner kicks off 2021 Hire Houston Youth Program

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Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner joined business and community leaders Friday to announce the application process is opening for his signature Hire Houston Youth program, which will provide summer jobs for young people ages 16 to 24. 

 "I want everyone to remember that Hire Houston Youth is Houstonand#39;s promise to the educational and employment empowerment of our youth. We are building stronger bridges to assist in the transition from school to work," said Mayor Sylvester Turner. "I am calling on all employers, small and large, those from the public and private sector, our service providers, our financial institutions, philanthropic partners, and educators to partner with us to expose, prepare, and provide meaningful work experiences for our youth." 

 The Hire Houston Youth program has reached tremendous strides, growing from 450 positions in 2015 to over 10,000 job opportunities in 2019. Due to the pandemic, HHY transitioned to a virtual "earn and learn" program in 2020. The move allowed its participants to train and work in a remote setting.  

The Hire Houston Youth job board will open Monday, March 15, 2021, and is open to Houston residents ages 16 to 24 who are looking for a job. Positions will be available in government, the private sector, and nonprofit agencies for year-round and summer opportunities. The City of Houston will be hiring up to 500 youth during the summer, offering $10 an hour, 32-hours a week, for up to 8 weeks. 

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Employers can sign up, and youth can apply for jobs by visiting For more information, please visit our website or contact the Hire Houston team at


March 12, 2021

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