UAC Program Operations Manager Karen Harvey Offers Advice to Youth Searching For Summer Employment

March 25, 2015

The future success of our region's economy depends on a talented workforce. Philadelphia's 2015 Summer Job Challenge is a collaborative effort to increase opportunities available to youth by growing the number of jobs, employers, partners and investors connected to the Philadelphia WorkReady Program. UAC employees and friends are sharing their first employment experiences with us and offering insightful advice to youth across the city.

Here are some of the highlights from our interview with UAC Program Operations Manager Karen Harvey.

“My first job was as a cashier for Giants Grocery Superstore in Pittsburgh, PA. I worked 5-7 hour shifts helping customers bag their own groceries.  I was 16 years old at the time. I maintained this position for three consecutive summers until my freshman year of college…One thing I learned about myself while working as a cashier is that I enjoyed working with people -- it was one of my strengths. Also, my employer admired the fact that I was reliable.”

Join UAC as we fight for our youth! Advocate for summer youth employment in Philadelphia because #summerjobsmatter. Click here to learn more about UAC’s WorkReady Program and to complete an application for summer youth employment.