A group of young workers met with Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer today as they began landscaping an abandoned property on Jefferson Street. The workers are part of an effort by Metro Government and Kentuckiana Works to supplement the hundreds of youth jobs lost to federal budget cuts this year. The city raised approximately $400,000 and… Continue reading Young Workers Help Maintain Abandoned Properties
With local unemployment above ten percent, Kentucky Kingdom still closed and federal funds lacking, summer job opportunities for area teenagers will again be scarce. Mayor Greg Fischer has sought to raise money for summer jobs programs and he’s encouraged businesses to hire students on summer vacation. Kentuckiana Works Executive Director Michael Gritton says an announcement… Continue reading Teens Will Again Face Lean Summer Job Market
Mayor Greg Fischer says employers have responded to a call he made during his State of the City address urging them to hire teens for the summer.