A $1.75 million federal stimulus program created 630 jobs for young people over the summer, the Workforce Investment Board of Ventura County said in a release.
The program provided work experience with Ventura County employers for youths aged 14 to 24. It ran through Sept. 30.
In the program, young people worked for private, nonprofit and public companies while earning $8 per hour. They also completed eight hours of job readiness training in career planning, job search, leadership, teamwork and interpersonal skills. In all, 114 employers provided work experience at more than 150 worksites in Ventura County.