Daniels Announces Conservation Corps

Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels announced a plan Tuesday to use federal stimulus funds to create two thousand temporary jobs.

Daniels says stimulus money will be used to create the Young Hoosiers Conservation Corps. The program will put two thousand people, ages 16 to 24, to work in state parks.

Daniels says the jobs are meant for those seeking job training and experience and not for college or high school students who want summer employment.

“We’ll certainly be giving preference in couple ways – to those currently on the unemployment rolls, those below the poverty line, also to veterans,” he says. “Applications start immediately and anyone who thinks they might meet the standards should give it a try.”

Daniels says more than 25 thousand young people qualify for the jobs, which will last from May through September.