Jobs for Youth: Mayor Announces Summer Jobs Initiative
Mayor Edwin M. Lee, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and United Way of the Bay Area today announced the launch of San Francisco Summer Jobs+, the local response to President Barack Obama’s national call to action to create pathways to employment for youth this Summer. The goal of the San Francisco Summer Jobs+ program is to partner with San Francisco businesses, nonprofits and government agencies to create 5,000 jobs and paid internships for City youth, with a focus on low-income and disconnected young people.
During the Corporate Challenge Summit today in City Hall, Mayor Lee urged San Francisco business leaders to join him in his effort to create jobs or sponsor summer internships for youth to boost the local economy and introduce new talent and skills into the San Francisco workforce. Read more.