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Briefs: Pasco companies can get stimulus funds to hire youth in summer

Countywide

Stimulus funds pay for youths' summer jobs

Want some summer workers at no cost? Career Central is using federal stimulus money to coordinate the 2009 Summer Youth Employment Program and needs 150 jobs for people ages 16 to 24. Private, nonprofit and public companies are invited to pledge short-term, meaningful jobs and training opportunities for young workers. The $7.25 hourly wage, as well as workers' compensation costs, will be covered by the grant money. Work experiences will consist of 16 to 25 hours per week for up to six weeks. A work site monitor will be assigned to each company to check the progress of the participants and handle payroll and other work site concerns. Participants will attend training before being assigned to a work site. Visit www.CareerCentral.jobs and click on "Summer Youth."

Countywide

439 join cleanup, get haul of 25 tons

This year's Great American Cleanup removed 25 tons of trash and debris from the Pasco County landscape. The cleanup, held April 18 at 14 areas across the county, drew 439 people, down from 756 last year, said Jennifer Seney, the county's recycling coordinator and vice president of Keep Pasco Beautiful. But this year's crews nearly tied last year's cleanup, which netted 26.57 tons. "If this isn't an indication of how incredible our volunteers are, I don't know what is," Seney said. She noted one group pulled nearly 2.5 tons of old tires out of the woods along the Upper Pithlachascotee River.

Holiday

Aldi grocery store planned for Pasco

Discount grocery chain Aldi plans to open its first Pasco County location next year. The roughly 17,000-square-foot store will be at the northwest corner of U.S. 19 and Alt. U.S. 19, a site now occupied by a produce market. Spokeswoman Martha Swaney said each store hires about 10 employees. Positions start at $10 an hour on a full- and part-time basis. Aldi provides health insurance and 401(k) benefits to employees who work more than 20 hours a week. There are nine Aldi stores in the Tampa Bay area.

New Port Richey

Nurses Gala to help uninsured

As part of National Nurses Week, the Good Samaritan Health Clinic will host its third annual Nurses Gala at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The gala, which will be at Spartan Manor, 6121 Massachusetts Ave., raises money for the clinic to continue providing care to uninsured patients. A nurse of the year will be named at the event. Tickets are $35 in advance; for information, call the clinic at (727) 848-7789.

Pasco deaths

Detailed obituaries are published in Section B.

Briefs: Pasco companies can get stimulus funds to hire youth in summer 05/03/09 [Last modified: Sunday, May 3, 2009 8:16pm]
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