youth employment

Members of the Berkshire County Regional Employment Board and its partners launch the North Adams Youth Summer Jobs Campaign in North Adams City Hall.
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Northern Berkshire public officials and the region’s employment board recently launched a campaign to get young people jobs this summer.

The Massachusetts legislature has funded a program to provide jobs this summer for hundreds of young people in western Massachusetts. A campaign has been launched to encourage teenagers to take advantage of the opportunity and to call on employers to participate in the program.

New York US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Congressman Paul Tonko were in Schenectady Monday, calling for continued federal funding of educational and job training programs.

The lawmakers toured a house at 843 Emmett Street that has been under renovation by Schenectady YouthBuild over the past two years. More than 80 high school students worked on the project, turning a run-down building into an energy-efficient showcase.

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The Massachusetts House of Representatives has voted to restore funding to a program designed to assist at-risk youth in finding summer employment that is facing cutbacks.