City Provides Opportunities for Students


Vicksburg’s Summer Youth Employment Program started up this week.

The eight-week program offers young people 16 years of age and above a variety of jobs with the city, both indoors and outdoors. Placement depends on experience or training the city states on its website, and applicants must be enrolled in high school or college. Each participants puts in at least 25 hours a week.

Through the program, the city is investing in its youth by teaching young adults about city government and increasing their job skills.

More than two dozen students are participating in the program this year.

“I was under the impression that office jobs could be boring, but I like it so far,” participant Keirstin Dorsey told WLBT. “I stay busy.”

Dorsey is working in the city’s accounting department.

Vicksburg will accept applications for next summer’s program in the spring. For more information, go to the city’s website.