What is HIRE?

HIRE (Hiring Initiative to Ready future Employees) is the capstone experience for YouthWorks’ participants, connecting them with quality internship and employment opportunities within corporate, government, and nonprofit organizations.

Worksite supervisors complete midterm and final evaluations of youths’ performance, providing tangible feedback for participants about how well they implemented the professional tools and soft skills they learned during JumpStart Success (JSS) training.

Who is Eligible for HIRE?

To be eligible for the HIRE program, youth must either:

- Be enrolled in another YouthWorks program


- Youth will be referred directly from the City of Pittsburgh's Summer Youth Employment Program.