Businesses that have not paid money out of pocket to support Sumer jobs for young adults in San Diego have been encouraged by the city council to give money to the CONNECT2Careers program that will put youth age 16 to 21 into jobs this Sumer. Or, put a youth to work in a job.
The city has to put together fund to fully fund the program given seed money from the city's general fund and community project funds for districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and 8. A resolution the councilmembers approved Tuesday tells the businesses the grounds for taking on the responsibility.
According to a Bureau of Labor Statistics survey done last year, only 3 in 18 youth had summer jobs. Two thirds of American businesses did not hire a youth during the 2012 Summer.
The count on businesses that gave money to support a Summer jobs program? 84.2 percent.
The San Diego Workforce Partnership requested funding to build a work based earning program that is sustainable over the long term. CONNECT2Careers was designed to narrow the skills gap and help build a globally competitive workforce by teaching youth skills that give them a career standing in the main and the innovative San Diego workforces.
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