Photo/Ben Filo
Photo/Ben Filo

Growing a Future Workforce, One Summer Job at a Time

Partnering with the Three Rivers Workforce Investment Board and Allegheny County, Pittsburgh nearly quadrupled the number of openings for economically disadvantaged youth, placing more than 1,800 students in summer jobs across the city. Young people ages 14 to 21 are working in healthcare facilities, video game studios, libraries, urban gardens, and corporate settings. They are infusing the workforce with new talent at a time when teens, especially low-income teens and young people of color, find it tougher than ever to land a summer job.


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