LOUISVILLE, KY (WDRB) -- Thousands of college students looking for summer jobs this time of year should have a better chance of finding work.
The Mayor's Summer Works Jobs Program is underway now.
To participate you will need to have a high school diploma or a GED.
Trey Burr is a sophomore at Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky.
"I want to pay off my college education," he says.
On Monday morning, Burr was at the KentuckianaWorks Youth Career Center at 510 West Broadway hoping to and a well-paying summer job through the mayor's program.
"I am applying for a warehouse job but really I will take any job available," says Burr.
The economy is improving both nationally and locally and this summer more jobs appear to be available for college students who want to work.
Most of the local jobs are in logistics at several local warehouse operations including Zappos, the Amazon Fulfillment Center and GSI Commerce.
"We are looking for pickers and packers with a minimum of one year experience," explains Shalim Mustafa of Adecco Staffing which works on behalf of GSI Commerce, "but because we are involved in the mayor's program there will be a lot of training made available."
Most of the jobs are at least 30 hours a week and many of them pay more than minimum wage.
"I want to be a teacher," says Burr, "I won't get paid much so I need to be able to pay off my tuition and loans and everything else before I become a teacher."
Those interested in applying for the jobs should come to the Kentuckiana Works Youth Career Center at 510 West Broadway from 2pm until 5pm on Tuesday May 14.
Another session will be held next week on Wednesday May 22 at the Main Library at 4th and York Streets from 5pm until 8pm.
You should call 574-4727 to schedule an appointment.
If you apply in person you should bring two forms of identification like a drivers license and a social security card.