Summer jobs in Scranton schools doled out quietly

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Eighty-five part-time summer jobs have been awarded by the Scranton School District in the past five years, but they’re handed out quietly to high school and college students.

The Times-Tribune of Scranton reported Sunday (http://bit.ly/15hKtf5 ) that the jobs aren’t advertised, interviews aren’t conducted and the school board doesn’t vote on the hires.

The paper says there’s little chance for most students to get one of the jobs, which involve such tasks as moving and cleaning computers, scanning documents and helping with maintenance.

The jobs pay minimum wage for four hours a day, four days a week.

Scranton Superintendent William King says the program benefits district residents, and the jobs get filled without the district having to look for hires.

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Information from: The Times-Tribune, http://thetimes-tribune.com/

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