Student Worker Program

The City of Stockton, with funding from #CaliforniansForAll Youth Jobs Corps, will provide paid summer jobs to over 80 high school students who live in the city of Stockton. 2024 will be the second year for the Youth Employment Summer Success (Y.E.S.S.) Program (formerly the Stockton Student Worker Program).

  • Student Workers will gain four weeks of work experience by contributing to various departments at the City of Stockton offices.
  • Students will work up to 30 hours per week in City departments and receive $23.00 per hour.
  • The program will provide valuable work experiences for young people in the community.

Applications for Student Workers

Applications for Student Workers are now being accepted by the City of Stockton.  Spaces are limited, so apply early. The deadline to complete an application for Student Worker is March 15, 2024.  Apply online via NeoGov.

To apply to the program, you can do one of the following:

1)  Apply for the position Student Worker using the City's online application system, or

2)  Stop by one of the in-person informational/application assistance session during the hours listed below:

•    March 5, 2024 – Seifert Community Center, 128 W. Benjamin Holt Dr., 4 pm – 7 pm
•    March 6, 2024 – Arnold Rue Community Center, 5758 Lorraine Ave., 4 pm – 7 pm
•    March 7, 2024 – City Hall, 425 N. El Dorado St., 3rd floor, 3:30 pm  - 6:30 pm 
•    March 11, 2024 – Van Buskirk Community Center, 734 Houston Ave., 4 pm – 7 pm

Applicant Qualifications

  • Live in the City of Stockton.
  • Be 16 - 19 years old.
  • Be available to work the entire program, up to 30 hours per week from June 3 - June 27, 2024
  • 16 - 17 must acquire a Work Permit through your school.
  • Some student workers will be required to take and pass a TB test and a background check. 
  • Must not have participated in the 2023 Student Worker program.

Y.E.S.S. Orientation/Kick-Off

Those hired by the City will attend a kick-off event on June 3, 2024, at the Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium. Youth participating in the program, their employers, and guests, will receive orientation and prepare for their work experience.

Student Worker Supervisors

Departments will also hire Student Worker Supervisors (non-high school students). The Supervisors will provide support to City departments and their staff by overseeing the Student Workers and supporting their personal and professional growth in the program.

Program Information & Assistance

For more information or assistance, please call (209) 937-8150 or email Y.E.S.S. 

Program Resources



Last Update : 03/05/2024, 8:23:07 AM