As of yesterday the US government confirmed its latest project to create nearly 180,000 summer jobs and round-year employment for low-income youth aged 16-24. An investment of $1.5 billion has been suggested in order to fund Summer Jobs+ which is part of the American Jobs Act.
Several organisation and internationally renowned companies such as the worldwide parcel service provider UPS have confirmed their support and commitment to the project.
In fact, UPS is going to provide 1,500 employment opportunities as part of the Summer Jobs+ project. Most of the vacancies are going to qualify for employment benefits, so UPS. In addition to that, the logistics leader has promised to nurture the educational support its young employees by providing them with educational benefits worth up to $3,000 a year.
President Obama urged his call-to-action for more organisations to engage in the scheme:
“America’s young people face record unemployment, and we need to do everything we can to make sure they’ve got the opportunity to earn the skills and a work ethic that come with a job. It’s important for their future, and for America’s. That’s why I proposed a summer jobs program for youth in the American Jobs Act – a plan that Congress failed to pass. America’s youth can’t wait for Congress to act. This is an all-hands-on-deck moment. That’s why today, we’re launching Summer Jobs+, a joint initiative that challenges business leaders and communities to join my Administration in providing hundreds of thousands of summer jobs for America’s youth.”