this summer, we want your company or organization to join the movement!

Since 2011, KentuckianaWorks, our region's workforce development board, has been recruiting and partnering with employers to participate in SummerWorks. Last summer, employers of all sizes and sectors hired more than 6,200 youth between the age of 16 and 21.

From industry-leading corporations to neighborhood businesses, organizations of all size have benefited from participating in SummerWorks. Employers such as ComputerShare, GE Appliances, Hilliard Lyons, Humana, Kentucky Kingdom, Kindred Healthcare, Kroger, Louisville Zoo, Norton Healthcare, Thorntons and UPS believe strongly in the value of the program. 

What do our employer partners say about summerworks?


"It's wonderful to help these young people grow and see them thrive in one of their first work experiences. I am 100% with the SummerWorks program.” - Tiffany Lesher, HR Manager, Fourth Street Live!

"Our SummerWorks students were a tremendous asset. They increased our staff's productivity and flexibility." - Gwen Young, Senior Director and In-House Counsel, Muhammad Ali Center


"SummerWorks has been super beneficial for us! It's nice having a fresh, eager face in the office. It's also a great mentorship opportunity." - Danielle Farabee, Corporate Recruiter, Humana

"SummerWorks is a great place to find young, talented workers. It's also an opportunity to help guide them in the right direction." - Ann Thomas, President, Mark's Feed Store

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"These young adults challenge us to think differently every day. They come to work with a different approach, a new perspective, and it's very, very refreshing." - Matt Thornton, CEO, Thorntons

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"SummerWorks has been an excellent way to recruit motivated, energetic youth who have brought fresh thinking to our manufacturing operations." - Bill Good, VP of Manufacturing, GE Appliances