The WorkSource DeKalb program, sponsored by DeKalb CEO Michael Thurmond and the Board of Commissioners, received approximately 2,500 applications for the 2019 summer internships season. Approximately 400 youth received jobs and were paid $10 per hour.
“Based on the number of applications submitted for employment, it was apparent to me that there is an overwhelming interest of youth in DeKalb County who want to work,” Commissioner Bradshaw said. “Keeping young people engaged in work and other constructive activities is a win-win for DeKalb County. The allocation that I have made is my way of contributing to a program that I believe worth every dollar we can put towards youth.”