• Shelby County to hire 100 young adults to help fight blight

    By: Tony Atkins


    SHELBY COUNTY, Tenn. - The Shelby County Mayor’s Office has announced their plans to hire young adults to help fight blight this summer.

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    “I am hiring 100 individuals to work in key areas of Shelby County where litter is a constant problem.  Supervisors will also be hired to oversee the work teams.  Our program will help beautify our community and assist young people and others who need a job this summer,” said Shelby County Mayor Mark H. Luttrell, Jr.

    The County Mayor’s Fight Blight team will work from June 5 until July 28 every Monday through Friday.

    The team will consist of youth ages 14-24 who will earn $9 per hour and supervisors at least 21 years of age who will earn $12 per hour. Supervisors must be at least 21 years of age.  

    Memphis Police Officers will shadow workers in certain areas of Memphis needing law enforcement support. 

    The kickoff event for the jobs is on June 5 at 10 a.m. 


    1. South Memphis - Soulsville - LeMoyne

    2. Frayser

    3. Uptown - Downtown - Civic Center Plaza - Downtown Mall

    4. Highland Heights - Mitchell Heights - Douglass - Orange Mound - University of Memphis Area - Cherokee Heights

    5. Klondike - Smokey City

    6. Raleigh - Spring Lake

    7. Southeast Memphis - Shelby County, Burlington, Riverdale, Hack Cross corridors

    Shelby County Unincorporated

    8. Northhaven

    9. Barret's Chapel - Godwin Subdivision

    10. Northwood Hills - Waverly Farms - Byhalia Road - Forest Hill Irene - Southwall Assn. - Cherokee Heights Assn.

    Lunch and work team supplies will be provided.

    To apply for the position, click HERE.

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