The D.C. Department of Employment Services is seeking applicants for 1,300 jobs open to disadvantaged District residents aged 16 to 21.

The youths will be paid $3.10 an hour, the minimum wage, for up to 40 hours of work for the next eight to 10 weeks. They will work in government jobs or for private, non-profit organizations. Funds for the job come from a new supplemental CETA grant from the U.S. Department of Labor.

In order to qualify, applicants must be unemployed now or must have been unemployed for 10 of the past 12 weeks. They must not have voluntarily quit a job in the past six months, and must come from low-income families or families on public assistance.

Youths may apply Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Placement Division, 500 C. St. NW, at Neighborhood Job Service Centers at 1000 U St. NW; or at 50th and Hayes streets NE; 8th and Xenia streets SE; 3308 14th St. NW; 921 Pennsylvania Ave. SE; 1319 H St, NE or 1217 Good Hope Rd. SE. They also may apply weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. in Room 902 at 605 G St. NW.

Applicants should bring proof of D.C. residence, a birth certificate, Social Security number and proof of family income or public assistance income. For information, call 724-5544 or 724-3885.