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City of Albuquerque hires more than 1,000 people for summer jobs

Patrick Hayes
July 19, 2019 06:05 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- From lifeguards to tennis instructors, the City of Albuquerque hires more than a thousand people every summer.

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“The average employee is about 16 years old, but we hire everywhere between 14 and up to 22, college-aged levels,” said Cristin Chavez-Smith, the city’s Community Services Division manager.

This year, the city is hiring about 1,200 youth, including interns who have completed the APS job mentor class.

“We're just giving young people the skills to apply to future careers, whether that be in public service or anything else in their life they might be interested in," Chavez-Smith said.

The city reports that it’s spending about $2.6 million on summer hires, which is a slight increase when compared to previous years.

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