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Teen In Need Of A Summer Job? Here’s How To Get One

Barring an extension of the state's stay at home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, most jobs will begin on June 29 and end Aug. 7.

A photo from a One Summer Chicago resource event in February.
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CHICAGO — If you’re a teen in need of a summer job, there’s still time to apply to One Summer Chicago, the city’s summer jobs program.

One Summer Chicago offers a number of job opportunities through local organizations and agencies, from the Chicago Park District to the Chicago Housing Authority.

To apply, teens must complete an online application, live within city limits and be between the ages of 14-24. Those under 18 will need permission from a parent or guardian, and teens under 16 will need a work permit.

Barring an extension of the state’s current stay at home order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, most jobs will begin on June 29 and end Aug. 7.

Over 31,000 teens found work through the city program last year, gaining valuable experience and career advice. Sixty percent of participants are African American and 26 percent are Latinx.

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