Employment Resources for Young Adults

When you need a little more than our online services provide, see the friendly, helpful staff at the Smart Centers in Shasta and Trinity counties.


  1. WorkSmart!
  2. Kids and Youth pages
  3. Youth Rules!
  4. Minimum Wage Laws
  5. CA Child Labor Laws (U.S. Dept. of Labor)
  6. Help, Inc. When you need to talk to someone.

Smart Center Resources

  1. Free Smart Center Services
  2. Typing Certificates
  3. 10 Key Certificates
  4. Free Workshops

Other agencies can also offer assistance to young adults.

California Conservation Corps 4900 Mt. Lakes Blvd. Suite A, Redding 530-241-3030 www.ccc.ca.gov The CCC offers employment opportunities to 18-23 year olds in such areas as park and trail building, planting trees, restoring historic buildings, fighting fires and flood control. Benefits include health insurance, vacation and sick leave. GED assistance is also available.
Job Corps (800) 733-JOBS or (800) 733-5627 www.jobcorps.gov/ Job Corps offers job training and placement for low income youth 16-24 years of age. In addition, assistance is provided in obtaining GEDs and High School Diplomas. Benefits include medical, dental and other benefits. Dormitory style living.
California Indian Manpower Consortium 2540 Hartnell Avenue, Suite #1, Redding (530) 222-1004 California Indian Manpower Consortium offers employment and training services to Native Americans who are economically disadvantaged. Services include counseling, work experience, on-the-job training and classroom training.
National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program www.ngycp.org The National Guard Youth ChalleNGe program offers many services to at risk youth 16-18 years of age. Click on the link above for more information on services and application process.  

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