County OKs stipend increase for youth wage program


April 27, 2022

Linn County and the Willamette Workforce Partnership will partner to increase the hourly stipend, from $2 to $5 per hour, to local employers who hire young people for their first jobs this summer as part of the Linn County First Time Youth Wage Grant Program, now in its 16th year.

Commissioners Roger Nyquist, Sherrie Sprenger and Will Tucker approved the change Tuesday, April 19. 

The program will continue to operate through the Linn County Board of Commissioner’s office. The county will be reimbursed by the Willamette Workforce Partnership for 50% of expended funding, which comes from t...

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