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City employs Meridian High School seniors

The City of Meridian is looking to hire Meridian High School seniors. Mayor Percy Bland stopped by the school yesterday, encouraging students to apply.

“They can work in any of our departments. They’re mentored by someone in that department,” said Bland.

The job opportunity is a part of the Graduate Advancement Program, also known as GAP.

The purpose of the program is to expose students to a work environment that will help them develop life skills through employment.

“They’ll learn a lot of soft skills from how to dress, how to communicate, how to be at work on time, and a lot of skills needed to be productive in a work environment,” said Bland.

“I work in the human resources department, but sometimes I’m with the mayor. You shred papers, you go in and report every day at two,” said Trequan Houston.