Youth Employment Program 2020

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the YEP applications be available?
How do I qualify for YEP?
Do I have to pay any fees to apply or work for YEP?
How do I apply for YEP?
When is the deadline to submit a complete YEP application?
When will YEP start?
Can I submit more than one YEP application?
Will I receive a receipt confirming that I have submitted an YEP application?
How will YEP applicants be selected?
How does the lottery work?
How will I know if I am selected to participate in YEP?
Besides an YEP application, what other documentation is required?
How much does YEP pay?
How will I be paid?
What will my work week consist of?
Can I work on weekends?
Can I work overtime?
Can I attend school and also participate in YEP?
What type of jobs are available?
Does YEP offer jobs outside of Miami Dade County?

When will the YEP applications be available?

YEP registration is online. There are no paper applications available for this program. All interested youth must visit the website to register. The registration form can be accessed from the City of Florida City website at www.floridacityfl.gov   Back to top

How do I qualify for YEP?

In order for a youth to qualify, they must reside within the city limits of Florida City, be between 16-24 years of age, and eligible to work in the US.  Back to top

Do I have to pay any fees to apply or work for YEP?

There are no fees associated with participation in the YEP. Back to top

How do I apply for YEP?

Visit ci.Florida City.fl.us and complete the application online. All applications must be submitted through the CareerSource South Florida’s Website. Back to top

When is the deadline to submit a complete YEP application?

Online YEP registrations will be available today through November 20th. Back to top

When will YEP start?

The YEP will start November 2, 2020. Back to top

Can I submit more than one YEP application?

Does it increase my chances to be selected for a job? No, only the first application submitted will be accepted. Back to top

Will I receive a receipt confirming that I have submitted an YEP application?

Yes. If you are submitting an online application, you will be given an opportunity to print out a receipt and a confirmation page. Back to top

How will YEP applicants be selected?

City of Florida City Youth Employment Program will conduct a lottery of completed applications to determine whether applicants can participate. Back to top

How does the lottery work?

Applicants submitting a completed application to the City of Florida City Youth Employment Program are placed into a pool for potential selection. The computer system will randomly select completed applications into Youth Employment Program. Back to top

How will I know if I am selected to participate in YEP?

All selected youth through the lottery will be contacted by email only. To be notified, it is necessary that you provide your correct contact information (address, telephone number, email address). Back to top

Besides an YEP application, what other documentation is required?

If you are selected for a Youth Employment Program position, you will need to also provide copies of documents that will verify the information that you have provided on your application. You can download a list of required documents from the City of Florida City website. To find the list, you can go back to the ‘ Youth Employment Program Documents’ menu to access it. Back to top

How much does YEP pay?

Participants will earn $9.00 an hour and may work up to 40 hours per week. (Not working more than 140 hours per program). Back to top

How will I be paid?

Youth Employment Program participants are paid every two weeks. Back to top

What will my work week consist of?

Your job hours will consist of a combination of instructional and work hours. The actual work schedule will be developed and provided by the worksite to which you are assigned. Back to top

Can I work on weekends?

Work on weekends is permitted but it is up to your job assignment and the worksite. Your total hours for the Youth Employment Program cannot exceed 40 hours per week. Back to top

Can I work overtime?

No. Youth Employment Program will not pay for overtime. If you are asked by the worksite to work overtime, you must inform your Youth Employment Program’s case manager immediately. Back to top

Can I attend school and also participate in SYEP?

Yes. However, this is up to your Youth Employment Program worksite and whether they can arrange a schedule that accommodates both work and school. Back to top

What type of jobs are available?

The Youth Employment Program has traditionally offered jobs as clerical, hospital, camp, cultural arts, teacher aides in government and nonprofit agencies. The Youth Employment Program providers may also provide jobs in private, for-profit companies in a variety of industries. Back to top

Does YEP offer jobs outside of Miami Dade County?

No. The Youth Employment Program does not offer jobs out of Florida City. Back to top