Program finds jobs for more than 2,000 youths in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says the city's businesses have put more than 2,000 young adults to work as part of a summer work program.

Fischer had set a 2,000-job goal for 2014 after last year's program put more than 1,500 young people ages 16 to 21 to work in the city.

The mayor says support from local businesses has become essential for the SummerWorks program.

He says when federal dollars for youth summer jobs ended four years ago, the business community stepped up with funding.

Fischer says the summer program provides important job experiences for young people.

Young people employed through SummerWorks are on the job for at least 30 hours a week for seven weeks.

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