By Jolyn Garcia Posted May 12, 2012
Secretary Solis will meet today with Mayor Nutter in Philadelphia at their City Hall. He will announce in a press release that the White House will provide nearly 300,000 summer jobs for youth. Included in these jobs are mentorships, internships, and training opportunities.
In the release, President Obama said, “In January, we called on the private and public sectors to help us address record unemployment among America’s youth. Today, we are proud to announce that cities, federal agencies, non-profits, and companies from across the country have come together to provide hundreds of thousands of summer jobs and employment opportunities for our young people.”
“The Summer Jobs+ Bank and the growing list of organizations stepping up to answer the President’s challenge are important to maintaining our commitment to the next generation of the American workforce,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis. “There’s no replacement for the dignity that comes with earning your first paycheck, and whether young people are looking for a job at the retail store around the corner or at a national park states away they now have one place to start their search.”