Hamilton County Youth Employment

Check us out if...

  • You are a recent graduate and unsure of your career or employment
  • Want to learn how to establish a small business
  • Keeping a job is difficult
  • You want to work in the summer

Hamilton County Youth Employment provides year-round opportunities for employment, career exploration, professional development and credentialing for Hamilton County youth ages 14-21.

Program activities are available to those who meet eligibility requirements and are fully enrolled.


Interested in hosting youth at your business? Become a worksite.

For general questions, please call 513-814-1001.


Current activities include...

  • HCYE Tech
  • How To…Be Your Own Boss Workshops
  • Megen Construction Training
  • S.C.O.K.I. - Supply Chain & Logistics Training
  • Summer Employment*

*Youth ages 14-21, get ready for summer employment!


Examples of Job Types

  • General Labor (e.g., assisting custodial staff, detailing cars)
  • Admin (e.g., work in office, assisting teachers, athletic directors, band directors, etc.)
  • Tech (training in coding/programming, 3D graphics, drone flying, etc.)
  • Child Care (e.g., camp counselor, child care assistant)
  • Customer Service (e.g., cashier, retail associate, food service)


Work Schedule/Compensation

  • Schedules are developed by the work site and the youth
  • Youth ages 14-15 can work 20 hours per week at $13/hour
  • Youth ages 16 and older can work 30 hours per week at $13/hour

Summer jobs end August 10, but some positions work well into the school year


Required Training

  • All youth are required to complete Job Readiness Training (JRT) before starting employment
  • Each JRT session is incentivized $50 upon completion


Hire Session – Required Documents

All youth must provide the following for application:


Work Permit - Ages 14-15 Only

All youth applicants ages 14-15 must provide a work permit at application. (Only use the documents provided below)

Program activities are available to those who meet eligibility requirements and are enrolled.




Those arriving more than 15 minutes past the start time will be moved to that day’s next session.


Thank you for your interest in Hamilton County Youth Employment

Hamilton County JFS Community Action Agency Harbor