“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.”
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.