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Recovered and reinvested

September 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Employment, News

Youth who participated in the Summer Youth Employment Training Program pick up their paychecks at Veterans Park last week.

Youth who participated in the Summer Youth Employment Training Program pick up their paychecks at Veterans Park last week.

More than 335 employers have benefited from 209,000 hours of subsidized work through the efforts of 1,045 youth, thanks to the Pacific Workforce Investment Network’s Summer Youth Employment Training Program. As of August 27, more than $674,000 in payroll had been earned by the youth, and saved or used to support the local economy. About 1,000 of those young workers retrieved their checks last Friday afternoon at Veterans Park. American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding, provided by the LA County Department of Social Services, was used to pay wages and workers compensation for the youth.

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