White House Announces Summer Jobs Initiative | Roland Martin Reports

White House Announces Summer Jobs Initiative

Source: AP / MSNBC

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is looking to boost summer job prospects for kids.

Obama says that with young people facing record unemployment the government must do everything it can to make sure they have opportunities to learn skills and a work ethic.

The summer jobs plan is to be announced Thursday. It’s the administration’s latest “We Can’t Wait” initiative to go around Congress. Many of the positions would be unpaid training opportunities.

Republicans charged that the White House is taking credit for positions at places like CVS and Bank of America that were going to be created anyway.

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  • tiztiz

    The summer jobs plan is to be announced Thursday. It’s the administration’s latest “We Can’t Wait”

    This is just a political MOVE. Mark Morial of the Urban League had been trying to get a summer youth jobs bill passed for 3 yrs. Now on the last year of Obama’s presidency – they r talking about -WE CAN’T WAIT – the problem is we’ve been waiting for JOBS PERIOD.
    PEOPLE START YOUR OWN BUSINESS – FORGET ABOUT THESE POLITICIANS!