2008 Summer Jobs Campaign

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					                             2008 Summer Jobs Campaign
                                 Boston Private Industry Council


The hallmark of the PIC’s school-to-career initiative is the annual summer jobs campaign. The
campaign is critical to our core strategy – developing workplace skills and career aspiration in order
to motivate academic achievement and persistence.

Throughout the school year, career specialists engage students in activities such as job shadows and
mock interviews to prepare them for the opportunity to compete for a summer job. Starting in April,
career specialists and employer organizers manage the logistics of interviewing and hiring Boston
Public School students for six to eight week experiences with local employers and community-based
organizations. Once students are in the hiring process for the larger summer programs, career
specialists and employer organizers turn their attention to small employers who may hire one or two
students. In addition, career specialists advise students who are seeking employment on their own.

Increasingly, PIC internships involve an educational component from an intensive model like
Classroom at the Workplace, which includes 90 minutes of daily MCAS remediation as part of the
work day, to workshops exploring career ladders within industries. All students, whether they are
placed in the private sector or at community-based organizations, are encouraged to participate in the
implementation of the Commonwealth’s work-based learning plans. Through these plans, employers
and career specialists begin a dialog with students on their attainment of the basic workplace skills
and competencies and chart students’ progress throughout the summer.

Employer recruitment for the 2009 summer campaign began in earnest with Job Shadow Day.
Throughout the month of March, PIC employer organizers are convening leading employer partners
from information technology, healthcare, financial services, and construction. Given the volatility of
the current economy, employers are delaying making official pledges of the number of jobs that they
expect to offer, but remain positive and committed to their participation this summer.

In addition to working with core PIC employer partners, career specialists follow up with the
students whom they have built relationships with over the school year but might not have placed
directly. While our employers have continued to offer approximately 1,500 internships annually, we
have noticed a decline in the number of students finding employment independently in areas such as
the service sector or tourism. The tables that follow display employer information and student
demographics for the summer of 2008.
Summer 2008: Employer information
Every summer, our total number of documented placements can be organized into three categories –
(1) PIC internships, (2) jobs in the retail and service sectors, and (3) community-based sponsored
jobs, funded through the state’s YouthWorks program and private donors.

Last year, we documented approximately 3,800 employer-paid jobs and internships. Of this total,
1,420 were PIC-brokered internships in sectors that do not typically hire teenagers, and 1,800 were in
the retail and food service industries that historically hire students. In addition, we received state
funding to support 380 subsidized jobs at community-based organizations. Listed below are the
employers that took the largest number of students.

                                       PIC Internship Programs
State Street                                  193      St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center              28
Massachusetts General Hospital                141      Mellon                                      26
Bank of America                               102      Boston Red Sox                              26
Brigham and Women’s Hospital                  101      Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center        25
TechApprentice (various technology firms)      71      Federal Reserve Bank                        25
John Hancock (includes Summer of               64      Citizens Bank                               25
Opportunity)                                           Ward Fellows (public service)               17
Blue Cross Blue Shield                         61      Supreme Judicial Youth Corps                12
Harvard University                             54      MBTA                                        12
Commonwealth of Massachusetts (9 agencies)     52      Nelson Fellows (federal court)              12
Dana Farber Cancer Institute                   50      AIGA (graphic design firms)                 10
Aramark                                        48      Tufts Medical Center                        10
Boston College                                 44      Suffolk University                           9
Children’s Hospital                            42      Faulkner Hospital                            5
Liberty Mutual                                 40      IBM                                          5
Boston Bar Association (various law firms)     35      Comcast                                      4
Building Careers Partnership (various          35      NSTAR                                        3
contractors)                                           Total:                                    1420
Sovereign Bank                                 33

                                       Leading Retail Employers

 Stop & Shop                                 119        TJ Maxx                                  15
 Shaw's Supermarkets                         74         Sears Department Store                   15
 McDonald's                                  71         Save-A-Lot Supermarket                   14
 CVS                                         60         Gap                                      14
 Dunkin Donuts                               59         Roche Brothers                           13
 Target                                      31         Cold Stone Creamery                      13
 Walgreens                                   23         Tello”s                                  11
 Burger King                                 22         Wendy's                                  11
 Best Buy                                    19         KFC/Taco Bell                            10
 Papa Gino's                                 17         A.J. Wright                              10
 Marshall's                                  16         Au Bon Pain                              10
                                                        Total:                                   647
Summer 2008: student information
When career specialists document student employment, placements are sorted into two
categories, direct and indirect. Direct placements are those where the PIC has played a role
in identifying the employer relationship and brokered an opportunity for a student. An
indirect placement is one in which a student received guidance from a PIC staff person but
found the job on his or her own.


                                                          PIC Summer Jobs

                                 5000
                 Number of Job




                                 4000
                                                2129         2112            2180              2088
                                 3000
                                                                                                          Indirect
                                 2000                                                                     Direct
                                 1000           2149         2284            2103              2120

                                   0
                                                2005         2006            2007              2008




                                                    Direct Placements, Gender



                                                Male
                                                41%

                                                                                     Female
                                                                                      59%



                                                              Female       Male




                                                         Average Hourly Wage
               $8.80
                                                                                   $8.56
               $8.60                        $8.48                                                     $8.48
                                                                             $8.40
               $8.40                                           $8.30                              $8.32
                                                           $8.21                       $8.25
                                                 $8.13             $8.12                                  $8.13
               $8.20                    $8.06
               $8.00
               $7.80
               $7.60
                                           2005               2006                2007                2008

                                                               Total   Direct     Indirect
                                        Placements by Age

                800                                  696
                                             648       656
                700                            609
                600
  # of Studen
                500
                                     345
                                                                                                  Direct
                400                    311
                                                                271                               Indirect
                300                                           234
                200           9391                                      87
                                                                      53        29
                100    7 17                                                   21     1114
                  0
                       14      15     16       17        18    19      20      21    22
                                        Age (as of June 2008)




                                      Placements by Grade
                                               758
                800      638 669                     675
# of Studen




                600                                                   512 532

                400
                                                                                          143 140
                200
                 0
                              12                    11                   10                   9
                                           Grade Level (as of June 2008)

                                                     Direct     Indirect




                       Direct Placements vs BPS, Race-Ethnicity

60%                   51%
50%                         44%
40%                                              32%
30%                                        25%
20%                                                                      14%           15%
                                                                    9%                        10%
10%
  0%
                       Black                 Hispanic                 White                 Asian

                                     PIC Direct      BPS High Schools (10-12)
Summer 2008: placement information by school type

                  2008 Summer Employment, Large Schools

  600                  522                                                                     60%
  500                                                                                          50%
                                  388                                        399
  400                                                                                          40%
                                                     236    265
  300                                     233                         213               230    30%
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