BALTIMORE (WJZ)— Baltimore’s youth will soon see more employment opportunities coming this winter from the newly announced City Youth Snow Program.

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake made the announcement on Wednesday stating that an early announcement was necessary to allow children to sign up.

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“Through the youth snow program elderly residents who need assistance during the winter months will be matched with student participants to shovel snow,” the mayor said.

The mayor says, the Youthworks Program will team up with the city’s Department of Transportation to provide those looking for employment beyond the summer.

Earlier this summer, 8,000 kids were provided jobs through the Youthworks Program.

Rawlings-Blake says the snow shovelers will earn a stipend for their services this winter and that signing up will be on a first come first serve basis.

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Students will be given orientation, training and be provided with shovels, gloves and safety vests, officials said.

The program will assist in bridging the gap between elderly residents and young people while providing students the opportunity to give back to their communities.

Those that wish to sign up have until November 2nd to do so. Baltimore DOT officials say they are planning on hiring approximately 400 snow shovelers.

“Youth snow work program employees will receive a minimum stipend of $500 or more for the work this winter depending on the amount of storms that impact the Baltimore region,” said Richard Hooper, Operations Bureau Chief, DOT.

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You can sign up for the City Youth Snow Program by calling (443)-984-4095 or emailing:  jobs.trans@baltimorecity.gov