Thursday, March 19, 2009

SBA Aims to Hire Summer Students in Select Areas Across the U.S.; Job Closing Date Is April 1

The U.S. Small Business Administration [SBA] is seeking to hire summer students across the country under the Student Temporary Employment Program [STEP]. According to job postings at USAJOBS, the salary range for these full-time positions is $9.57 - $23.74 USD hourly, depending upon major duties performed. SBA is accepting applications until April 1, 2009. The summer program will begin as early as May 11, 2009, and end as late as Sept. 30, 2009.

Among the key requirements:
* Applicants must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment.
* Applicants must provide proof of academic enrollment.
* Applicants must have U.S. citizenship.

SBA-related STEP jobs are available in several areas in which SBA offices are located, including:
* Boston metro area, Massachusetts
* Minneapolis, Minnesota
* Harlingen, Texas
* Denver, Colorado
* Nassau and Suffolk counties, New York
* Pittsburgh metro area, Pennsylvania
* St. Louis metro area, Missouri
* Los Angeles County, California
* San Diego County, California
* Augusta, Maine
* Concord, New Hampshire
* Atlanta, Georgia
* Lubbock, Texas
* Wilmington, Delaware
* Seattle, Washington
* Omaha and Offutt AFB areas, Nebraska

STEP provides maximum flexibility to both the student and manager, because the nature of the work does not have to be related to the student’s academic or career goals. The program is designed to integrate the students’ educational studies with a wide range of clerical, administrative, professional and/or technical experiences that support the federal agency’s mission.

For more info about these SBA STEP positions and to apply online, go to:

About SBA
SBA is a highly diverse team that seeks talented people to help Americans realize their dreams of starting or expanding a small business. The agency has successfully served the nation's small-business owners for more than 50 years.

GoodBiz113's take: This is an exciting time and opportunity to serve the public and assist SBA in stimulating America’s economic growth via President Obama's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Oh, and the pay's not bad, either; it sure beats the $4.74 - $6.25 per hour that our editor and publisher earned as a staffer in the federal Youth Conservation Corps [YCC] and Minnesota Conservation Corps [MCC] many, many moons ago! If we were a few decades younger, we'd seize these summer SBA job opportunities in a heartbeat -- for the good experience and compensation.

SOURCES:, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

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