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President Obama’s American Jobs Act
Pathways Back to Work Hearing

$5 Billion Will Go for Jobs and Training for Disadvantaged Youth and Young Adults

Illinois Teen and Young Adult Joblessness Is a Disaster

  • 87% of Black Teens Are Jobless
  • 58% of Black Young Adults Are Jobless
  • 73% Hispanic Teens Are Jobless
  • 32% Hispanic Young Adults Are Jobless

The American Jobs Act – the Pathways Back to Work Component Will Provide Them Jobs and Training

  • $1.5 Billion for Employment Opportunities for Disadvantaged Youth
  • $1.5 Billion for Training Opportunities for Disadvantaged Youth
  • $2 Billion for More Training and Jobs to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families

We hope that you will join us on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at The Chicago Urban League - 4510 S. Michigan Ave.

Your presence and leadership will make a difference.  Please contact Candace Willis by email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone at (773) 451-3610 to confirm your attendance.  We look forward to hearing from you.

RELATED DOCUMENTS: PRESS:
Executive Summary Chicago Sun Times
Press Release Chicago Tribune
Depression in Teen Labor Market - Illinois State Reuters
Depression in Teen Labor Market - US & Midwest SOCIAL:
Growth in the Long-Term Unemployed facebook-iconTwitter-icon
Labor Market Problems of Dislocated Workers - Midwest