Summer, summer, summertime! It’s every kid’s favorite time of year, but too much time on their hands can be a concern for parents. A fun part-time summer job may be the answer.
The City of Chicago and Cook County have begun signing up young people people for programs designed to keep them off the streets this summer. And a top City official says that means work and play, reports WBBM Political Editor Craig Dellimore.
The city of Chicago this year is teaming up with Cook County government to mount its summer jobs program.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday that money seized by the city from scofflaws will allow the city to add almost 20,000 summer jobs for city youth.
Even though the calendar reads July and summer jobs are scarce for teens, the state of Illinois has hundreds of unfilled jobs for those 16-19 years old.
Mayor Richard M. Daley announced Tuesday that the city’s summer jobs program will offer 4,000 fewer jobs than last year, due to the loss of funding from the federal stimulus program.