Job Center Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Summer Youth Employment Program

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February 1, 2018

Job Center Now Accepting Applications for 

2018 Summer Youth Employment Program

Applications for the 2018 Lake County Summer Youth Employee Program are being accepted now through Feb. 28. The popular program, funded by the Lake County Board, will provide meaningful work experiences for approximately 215 youth this summer.

Participants will work at various sites in Lake County, including a mix of private employers and nonprofit organizations, local municipalities and community-based organizations throughout Lake County. Youth will be paid $8.25 per hour and will work approximately 25 hours per week.  Participants work in various areas such as office support, camp counseling programs, and cleaning and maintenance.  The program will begin June 18, 2018 and will last approximately six weeks.


To qualify for employment, youth must be:

  • Age 14 to 18 by April 15, OR age 14 to 22 with an Individualized Education Plan (IEP)
  • Attending middle school or high school
  • Receiving free or reduced lunch, OR meet low income guidelines


Eligible youth can fill out an application online at the Job Center website. All applications must be submitted by Feb. 28.  

Individuals can also pick up an application at any of these locations:

  • Job Center of Lake County, 1 N Genesee St., Waukegan
  • Many local township offices or schools

Applications will be accepted at the following locations:

  • In person: Job Center of Lake County, 1 N. Genesee St. Waukegan
  • By mail: Job Center of Lake County, 1 N. Genesee St. Waukegan, IL 60085
  • By fax:  847-377-3474 
  • Online: Submit this form.  

Mailed applications must be postmarked no later than February 28 in order to be considered.  We cannot be responsible for lost or misdirected mail.  Only one application per person will be accepted.  Applications will be randomly selected.

Check the Job Center website after March 27 for the status of applications.

Contact Information


Phone: 847-377-3444