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CITY OFFICIALS CONTINUE PUSH FOR YOUTH SUMMER JOBS

by on April 12, 2013

City of Philadelphia's News & Alerts

Philadelphia, April 11, 2013–  City officials and WorkReady Philadelphia partners, representing City businesses and non-profit organizations, participated in a call with President Barack H. Obama and mayors from across the United States to highlight the importance of summer and year-round youth employment initiatives and urge businesses, non-profits and cities to invest in these initiatives.

 

In January, Mayor Michael A. Nutter and WorkReady Philadelphia announced the 10,000 Summer Jobs Challenge, a charge to the City to unite and create 10,000 enhanced WorkReady summer job opportunities for youth ages 14-21 in 2013. 

 

“Summer jobs provide valuable experiences for our young people and ensure the vitality of our local economy and a brighter future for the entire City of Philadelphia.  I am asking local businesses, non-profits and individuals to take up the charge of investing in our youth through the 10,000 Summer Jobs Challenge,” said Mayor Nutter.  “Our efforts for…

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