DJJ looks to expand job readiness program


The Department of Juvenile Justice has decided to add nearly half-a-million dollars to their job readiness training program.

The program allocates money to certain non-profits to hire teens and get them prepared for a career.

Upstate Circle of Friends in Greenville has employed 320 teens over the past 4 years through the program. DJJ is now allocating $480,000 to expand to 8 other locations to get more teens jobs.

DJJ has not made a final decision as to where those locations will be.

Upstate Circle of Friends says they not only find teens jobs, but they also train the teens on how to fill out an application, how to write a resume, answer interview questions, and have responsibility for their jobs.

They take 20 applicants each season, you must provide your report card and two letters of recommendations.

To apply for the job readiness program, click here.

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