Lucas Co. summer job program attracts 400 applicants

Lucas County is aniticipating $1 million in state funding that will enable 500 people to be employed in the county's summer job program.

Lucas County Commissioner Tina Skeldon-Wozniak explains that this year's funding is significantly higher than the amount the county received in 2011.

"We have been doing this program for a few years, last year we had about $600,000 in funds, but this year we are expecting $1 million which will equate to about 500 young people," Skeldon-Wozniak said.

Workers will earn $8 an hour and work approximately 25 hours a week for 8 weeks. For more information, log onto or call (419)-213-6340.