FYP working to get teens and young adults a job

SALISBURY, Md. – The Fenix Youth Project is teaming up with community organizations to help get teens and young adults into the job industry.

Amber Green Executive Director of the FYP tells us, many of the teens can’t get housing due to a lack of job security and income. She says some even have jobs, but don’t make enough to meet income requirements.  We’re told transportation can be a huge problem and hinders people from getting to and from jobs, to job interviews, or even to orientation.

That’s why FYP is partnering with places like Mountaire to have businesses come to the drop-in center and interview people for these job placements, and hopefully get a better living situation.

“Everyone is saying there’s such an increase in jobs, everyone is hiring. However, no one is really paying attention to the hurdles in order to get these jobs,” says Green. She adds, “We just need to look at if we want to hire people, we have to meet them where they are but also treat them as human beings.”

Green also tells 47 ABC, they’re looking for more businesses to partner with that can come to the drop-in center to conduct interviews and help boosts teens and young adults’ resumes.

FYP and Mountaire are hosting another set of interviews from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the drop-in center on Thursday, November 18th.

To find out more, head to their website.

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