For Young Adult Job Seekers

Build up your work experience and earn up to $5,000!

  • Ages 16-24 years old

  • Pierce County Resident

  • Make $15/hour

  • Work 20 hours per week for up to 16 weeks

  • Choose the business you want to work for

Are you a young adult looking for an opportunity that provides marketable skills, career training, and networking opportunities? Then the Hire Pierce County: Next Gen internship program is right for you!

Hire Pierce County: Next Gen provides valuable work experience and training to young adults ages 16-24 in Pierce County to support and prepare you for the next step in your career. The program also offers resume and career-building support, ongoing coaching and mentoring, training in marketable skills, career navigation assistance, financial literacy training, and letters of recommendation.

With a choice in placement and the opportunity to meet many different employers, Hire Pierce County: Next Gen can connect you to businesses and organizations that fit your interests and career goals.


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Frequently Asked Questions

How much money will I make as a participant in Hire Pierce County: Next Gen?

You can make up to $5,000 in Hire Pierce County: Next Gen. You will earn $15/hour during your internship and will receive a $200 stipend for completing the program.

What is the age requirement for the program?

Participants must be between the ages of 16 to 24 to participate in this program.

How long will my internship last?

Positions can last up to 16 weeks at 20 hours per week.

When will the program begin?

The program will start in Fall 2021.

What other benefits are there to the program?

There are many opportunities for personal and professional growth, including:

  • Choice of employment
  • Networking opportunities
  • Career building support
  • Ongoing coaching and mentoring
  • Training in marketable skills
  • Career navigation assistance
  • Financial literacy training
  • Letters of recommendation

Questions? Contact Us!

Use the form below to contact us with any questions you have about Hire Pierce County: Next Gen.

Choice of Employment
Training in marketable skills
Career navigation & mentorship
Networking Opportunities
Financial Literacy Training
Career-building Support

Tyre Heim, Recovery Corps YA Participant

Success Story

Learn how Tyre and gift box startup, Blessedest Box, were partnered together in a win-win experience to provide work experience and critical fulfillment services during the 2020 pandemic.

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