Obama Announces New Initiative: Summer Jobs+

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Excerpt from a recent post on the White House Blog, “We Can’t Wait to Help Young Americans Find Jobs”:

Your first job brings you more than just a steady paycheck – the experience teaches young people life and work skills that serve them long after the job is done. But as our nation continues to recover the deepest recession since the Great Depression, American youth are struggling to get the work experience they need for jobs of the future.

Today President Obama announced a new initiative, Summer Jobs+, that will make a difference.

“America’s young people face record unemployment, and we need to do everything we can to make sure they’ve got the opportunity to earn the skills and a work ethic that come with a job. It’s important for their future, and for America’s. That’s why today, we’re launching Summer Jobs+, a joint initiative that challenges business leaders and communities to join my Administration in providing hundreds of thousands of summer jobs for America’s youth,” said President Obama.

http://myeep.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=60b328145bfe94beabab177c5&id=616ad0f469&e=e330b2867f  is a call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth in the summer of 2012. The Federal government and private sector came together to commit to creating nearly 180,000 employment opportunities for low-income youth in the summer of 2012, with a goal of reaching 250,000 employment opportunities by the start of summer, at least 100,000 of which will be placements in paid jobs and internships.

Click here http://myeep.us2.list-manage1.com/track/click?u=60b328145bfe94beabab177c5&id=0638592008&e=e330b2867f to read the full post on the White House Blog.

Click here http://myeep.us2.list-manage2.com/track/click?u=60b328145bfe94beabab177c5&id=f68bffde9f&e=e330b2867f  to read the full press release from the White House, “We Can’t Wait: The White House Announces Federal and Private Sector Commitments to Provide Employment Opportunities for Nearly 180,000 Youth”.

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