this summer, we want your company or organization to join the movement!
Since 2011, Louisville Metro Government and KentuckianaWorks, our region's workforce development board, have been recruiting employers to participate in the Mayor's SummerWorks program. Last summer, more than 140 employers hired more than 5,100 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, Humana, Kentucky Kingdom, Kindred Healthcare, Kroger, Louisville Zoo, Norton Healthcare, Thorntons and YMCA of Greater Louisville believe strongly in the value of the program.
What do our employer partners say about summerworks?
"This is a very important community initiative - it's imperative for building the future workforce." - Tony Bohn, System VP & Chief HR Officer, Norton Healthcare
"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
"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
"The Mayor's SummerWorks program 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
"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
“These young people were amazing to work with. They brought so much energy and productivity to our organization every day." - Maechale Miller, Employment Manager, Crowne Plaza