With the approach of summer, the team at MatchBridge has been very busy placing youth in various kinds of internships and jobs. Last week MatchBridge teamned up with Ghirardelli Chocolate Company to interview 14 candidates to shore up their concessions operations at AT&T Ballpark. After the interviews and a little deliberation, the team from Ghirardelli decided to hire all 14 candidates. The hiring manager was “so impressed with the talents that you brought in, that we decided to extend an invitation for all of them to work with us.”
The success with Ghirardelli did not stop there. After a couple weeks, they found themselves needing a few more hands on deck and came back for a second round of hiring. After the second round, they emerged with another four hires.
Also, The Galileo Learning Camp, the Girl Scouts Camp, and the Golden Gate Parks Conservancy Program partnered with MatchBridge youth members on exciting opportunities to get outdoors, protect the environment, and work as seasonal camp counselors. So far nine youth have been invited back for interviews, and one youth has been hired as a Team Leader.
Lastly, the third summer of our Real Estate 4 Tomorrow’s Adults program is about to begin and it’s looking to be the best summer yet. The initiative was created when United Way partnered with Bay Area real estate executives and MatchBridge, to create new pathways to employment. This year’s goal is to place 35-40 MatchBridge youth into RE4TA summer internships. After our two RE4TA Intern informationals, 30 interns have been recruited and are ready to work for the summer.
If you happen to be a real estate employer and are looking for an intern for the summer (at no cost to you) please contact Amy Thole at (415) 808-4434.
(photo via flickr user fragglerawker)