July 16, 2010 (CHICAGO) --
The city of Chicago is set to receive $11 million in economic stimulus money to help provide more summer jobs for low-income youth.Mayor Dley says the funding will support 2,300 job opportunities for people between the ages of 16 and 24. The young people that will be placed in the jobs will come from a waiting list of applicants who are eligible under the Federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program.
"Positions can include retail clerical opportunity and many others. These summer jobs are very important. They are more about just making money. [It is an] opportunity for young people. They are critical to investment in the future of our city," said Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley.
The city of Chicago will add $500,000 from its parking meter infrastructure fund to support the summer jobs program, as well.