2017-07-26 / Front Page

Officials Visit Summer Youth Employment Program At Modell’s In Long Island City

Deputy Mayor Richard Buery (seated, second from l.) and DYCD Commissioner Bill Chong (seated, second from r.) join Modell’s representatives and speak with SYEP participants about their experience working at Modell’s in LIC this summer.

Deputy Mayor Richard Buery (seated, second from l.) and DYCD Commissioner Bill Chong (seated, second from r.) join Modell’s representatives and speak with SYEP participants about their experience working at Modell’s in LIC this summer. As part of City Hall in Your Borough week, Deputy Mayor Richard Buery and NYC Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong joined Modell’s Sporting Goods representatives and Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) participants for a tour of the Modell’s Sporting Goods store in Long Island City. For more than 20 years, Modell’s has been one of the largest private sector employers for SYEP, with 570 young people working in nearly 50 stores across the city this summer. With 170 participants at 11 worksites, Queens has the largest number of young people working at Modell’s.

Modell’s increased its commitment to hosting SYEP participants in every store by 500 percent Commissioner Bill Chong (r.) speaks with Modell’s District Manager Jon Snowball (l.).Photo Courtesy: NYC Department of Youth & Community DevelopmentCommissioner Bill Chong (r.) speaks with Modell’s District Manager Jon Snowball (l.).Photo Courtesy: NYC Department of Youth & Community Developmentsince 2015. Young people are hired to work in different areas, such as customer service, as sales associates, stock/ inventory clerks, and data entry/technical aides.

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The New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) invests in a network of community-based organizations and programs to alleviate the effects of poverty and to provide opportunities for New Yorkers and communities to flourish. For more information, visit www.nyc.gov/dycd, or follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

 


 

 

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