youth jobs

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.

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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.


Facing what experts predict will be the toughest youth job market in 40 years, a summer youth jobs campaign was launched on Wednesday in western Massachusetts.

A workforce development agency announced a goal of securing 1,000 jobs this summer for youth in Hampden County, a number only slightly higher than the 945 jobs created for young people last year.