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Today, Secretary Solis will join Mayor Nutter at Philadelphia’s City Hall to announce that the Administration has secured additional commitments from 95 companies and non-profits, three cities, two federal agencies and the White House to provide 110,000 new summer jobs and other employment opportunities for low-income and disconnected youth this year as part of the Summer Jobs+ initiative for a total of nearly 300,000 opportunities. Employment opportunities include 90,000 paid jobs and thousands of mentorships, internships and other training opportunities. The Administration will also launch the Summer Jobs+ Bank, a new online search tool to help connect young people to jobs, internships and other employment opportunities this summer and year round.“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,” said President Obama.
Three cities have joined with the Administration as Summer Jobs+ Cities and have committed to create new jobs, internships and other employment opportunities for low-income and disconnected youth this year. They include:
· Philadelphia: In response to the President’s call to action, Mayor Michael A. Nutter and the City of Philadelphia, in partnership with Philadelphia Youth Network, is challenging Philadelphians and the business community to provide 7,500 youth summer jobs in 2012. At the event with Secretary Solis today, Mayor Nutter will announce commitments from local businesses and make a general call to Philadelphia citizens to join the Save Summer Jobs campaign. In addition to increasing employer-paid jobs and internships this year, Mayor Nutter is asking Philadelphians to sign on as donors – with personal contributions as small as $5 – to help reach the summer jobs goal.