STL Youth Jobs in the News
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Youth Jobs in the News

Below are news mentions of STL Youth Jobs, as well as other interesting articles about youth employment generally.

Apr 24 2014

St. Louis Mayor Slay garnering support for youth job program

“St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay on Thursday will venture out to St. Louis County to garner support for a youth job program.

Slay will be at the Emerson Auditorium for the St. Louis Youth Employment Summit. For the second year, STL Youth Jobs will raise money in hopes of placing 300 young people with summer employment.

Last year, the city put up $100,000 for the program. Slay hopes to double that this time around.”

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Mar 14 2014

The Plummeting Labor Market Fortunes of Teens and Young Adults

Employment prospects for teens and young adults in the nation’s 100 largest metropolitan areas plummeted between 2000 and 2011. On a number of measures—employment rates, labor force underutilization, unemployment, and year-round joblessness—teens and young adults fared poorly, and sometimes disastrously. This report provides a number of strategies to reduce youth joblessness and labor force underutilization.

Visit the interactive youth labor market report at to view data on specific metropolitan areas, including St. Louis, or download the report in PDF form.

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Mar 13 2014

Bleak job market for teens, young adults

The Post-Dispatch’s Lisa Brown reports on the low employment numbers cited in the Brookings Report, and highlights youth employment programs in St. Louis including STL Youth Jobs.

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