Summer Employment Opportunities Available for Underserved Youth

As summer draws near, BerkshireWorks wants to raise awareness about its Youth Works program which helps under-resourced city youth access summer employment in Pittsfield.

To date, there are more than 20 Pittsfield employers available to be matched with youth for the program, which will run from July 18 to Aug. 26. Participating youth must be 16-21 years old and residents of Pittsfield. Other eligibility requirements include proof of income level, proof of I.D. (photo ID, social security card, birth certificate if under 18), work permit, physical, and letter of recommendation.

Though there is an extensive application process for youth to apply to the program, those who are accepted are guaranteed employment, working 25 hours a week. Youth will be paid $10 an hour, and will start work readiness training on July 11. 

If you know of anyone who may be interested in this program, please contact Kelly Groves at or at 413-499-2220, Ext.145.