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Business: Hire Oakland Youth this Summer

Help develop a pool of skilled future employees while creating meaningful job opportunities for Oakland youth, ages 16 to 21.



The City of Oakland’s Workforce Development Board and its partners are working to ensure Oakland youth have opportunities for meaningful paid work experience through the summer youth employment program.

Are you an Oakland youth 16 to 21 looking for a summer job? Visit our youth services page.

Businesses and organizations can participate in three ways:

1. Directly hire a young person this summer
2. Donate to support placement of a young person through the summer youth employment program
3. Host a young person at your worksite (youth wages and program costs sponsored by The City of Oakland)

Our network of community-based nonprofit organizations that operate the program can pre-screen applicants to match their skills to your talent needs. Youth receive job-readiness training and support throughout the program.

Be a Champion for Oakland’s Youth & Business Community! Use this form to indicate your interest. Once you submit the form, one of our nonprofit partners will follow up with you regarding next steps.

Need more information? Email