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White House Announces Federal And Private Sector Job Opportunities For America’s Youth

January 9, 2012 by  

White House Announces Federal And Private Sector Job Opportunities For America’s Youth

The White House announced “Summer Jobs+,” a new call to action for the government, non-profits and businesses to work together to provide low-income and disconnected inner-city youth with a path to employment, according to a government release.

President Barack Obama proposed $1.5 billion for high-impact summer jobs and year-round employment for low-income youth ages 16 to 24 as part of the “Pathways Back to Work Fund.”

“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,” said Obama.  “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.”

The Associated Press reported that the White House said with the help it has received from the private sector it has secured commitments for nearly 180,000 youth employment opportunities for next summer. Republicans have charged that the Federal government is taking credit for positions that were going to be created anyway, at places like CVS and Bank of America.

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  • CP

    All the president said was that he had secured commitments for that many jobs, not where they came from or whether or not they were already being planned. In any case, we need about twice that many commitments for youth employment to even begin to make a dent in the real problem, kids growing up without ever having held a job until after they are ready to leave high school. I will say we need to keep a close eye on the child labor laws, though,as they are gradually closing down the jobs teenagers used to hold with no problems.

    • wandamurline

      Is this the same president that he and the Democrats attacked Gingrich for saying it would be a good idea for the kids in poverty and inner cities to get jobs? Boy, you can tell an election year is at hand….all of a suddent he is worried about jobs, but for the last three years, he has laughed about them….remember the video where he is with others on a stage and they are laughing that their “shovel ready” jobs may not have been as shovel ready as they thought…I am sure the unemployed did not find it very funny. Do not believe this man….look at his record because he is just trying to get your vote by making you think he cares….he doesn’t. Vote against him in 2012 if you want to continue to have a free country and be able to pursue the American dream. Vote like your very life depends on it because it literally does.

    • eddie47d

      You turn everything upside down Wanda. Gingrich would cause adult janitors to be laid off so students could do the same work. Taking someones else job away from them hardly is good for that adult janitors kids. That would be self defeating.

      • APN

        Well Edddie, it is OUR JOBS, WE PAY FOR IT, so we can do whatever the heck we want to, correct?

        Lost puppies.

      • http://naver samurai

        Why would you worry about that? That would mean many more younger workers to join the unions. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • eddie47d

        No one is saying that kids can’t work in schools but don’t take away a job from a man who needs to feed his family to do it.

  • cawmun cents

    Where was this kind of thing when he first took office?
    Not that there is any legitimacy to his claims of creating jobs.
    Here is a guy who has borrowed trillions of dollars,and virtually nothing to show for it,for the last three years.Mind boggling.
    Now his defenders will come at us with praise for something they see as a legitimate effort to”create jobs”.What a farce.It is laughable how some will just eat the candy coated scat without even stopping to taste it,and revel in abandonment of their senses.When a spin doctor concocts numbers to pad the speeches,their collective panties get wet.
    Yay! They shout.Lets have a parade!
    Meanwhile back at home,folks are hankerin’ to stand on tall buildings and urinate.
    -CC.

    • JUKEBOX

      Maybe he is planning on having more of those “ALICE IN WONDERLAND” parties at the White House, and use some of these kids there. I thought the theme of that party was appropriate to his mindset, for that’s where he is leading from.

      • APN

        Yep!……and he could have them make some of those $16 CUPCAKES for him and NP.

    • http://naver samurai

      The only things he has done is Obama bin Laden Care, expanded the Patriot Act, shred the Constitution, alienated our allies, expanded the war in Afghanistan, started 2-3 more wars (Lybia and no approval from the Congress or Senate), etc. I guess you can say that he has been dubbed as the worst president in our history. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Byrrni

    Better watch out, the Unions will be up in arms. Or maybe they will force these kids to start paying dues. The biggest reason that kids don’t work is because the Government has created so many roadblocks to employing young people, including your own kids in a family business!
    Why the Government thinks it can do better at creating jobs than companies that actually create revenue is beyond me. I think maybe it is just a scam to try to gain votes, since they are losing support from even their Dem supporters so fast.

  • http://www.popham08.com Christopher Popham Smith

    Just another political ploy, my fellow Americans, as the
    White House attempts to enhance its 2012 campaign prospects.
    Four more years of this insanity and America will surely become
    a third world country.
    Oh, what a tangled web we weave.
    Good luck, America.

    • cawmun cents

      I hear that before yesterdays recall,every Chevy Volt TM,had already cost the taxpayer $250,000 apiece.
      If you count the fact that they sell for over $40,000,and have to be recalled,add 10,000 to thae price tag each,they are now going to have to sell them for the price of $300,000 to break even.
      Thats classy economics there pals.
      I wonder what Barry Soetoro has in store for an encore?
      -CC.

    • eddie47d

      How much does oil really cost us in tax breaks and government subsidies now and in the past? We’ve subsidized airports and the railroads over the years and some make it and some don’t. You look at everything as an Obama issue when it’s been going on for a hundred years. You don’t want real change or for this country to move in another direction (with subsidies) because you are stuck on one man instead of the continual policy.

  • DavidL

    Cawmun,

    “…has borrowed trillions of dollars,and virtually nothing to show for it,…”

    Are you kidding? Haven’t you been paying attention to where we have come from since 2008? Haven’t you been reading the papers and watching the news? Want to see more rapid progress? Get the Republicans to stop standing on the fire hoses while this president continues to try to put out the economic fire they started.

    • George E

      DavidL,

      Your argument depends on the assumption that Obama’s solutions will actually help the American economy. I disagree. Rather than create another big government program which will inevitably be inefficient and expensive, not to mention create more regulations on private businesses which will cost them more money to comply with, I’d rather we take the government shackles off private business and let them grow their businesses as they see fit. This path has proven much more effective over time than empowering government to run our lives and our businesses. So, if you want more Republican cooperation with Obama, get him to start proposing policies that will actually help the economy, not continue to stiffle it in the name of building a more powerful central government.

      • APN

        WELL PUT!!!

    • cawmun cents

      You start parading,I’ll just getmy stair climbing shoes on while I drink my beer.-CC.

    • http://naver samurai

      Tell that to Harry “Woody Allen” Reid that won’t bring any budget bills onto the floor of the Senate. There are 21 of them. So now what party is holding up progress. Just like a lib to sound like a sheeple. Bus, baaaaa! GOP, baaaaa! Chaaaaange! FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

      • cawmun cents

        Oz never did give nothin’ to the Tin Man,that he didnt,didnt already have.Except that stoicism.that there is grade A stoicism.-CC.

    • s c

      Comrade d, how long did it take you to completely ram your large head up your arse? You don’t even know WHERE you are, let alone do you have a clue where America is headed. If I was ever exposed to an utterly dumbed-down sheep who will say and do ANYTHING to protect an incompetent pretender it’s YOU. Can I assume that you never worked with explosives or had a job as an iron worker on skyscrapers?
      Kindly take a photo, and post it here so we can see just how much of your neck didn’t slide ‘all the way in.’ Sliding your head up your rump must have taken a lot of time and effort. We deserve to see what the results looks like, comrade d.

  • George E

    Interestingly, I think most of us agree with the problem, but few on this board will agree with Obama’s solution. Rather than create another big government program, I’d much rather see Obama move in the direction of relaxing taxes and regulations on businesses to give them incentives to expand their employment on their own. A simple but effective measure that could be taken which should help this problem would be to lower the minimum pay requirement. No doubt companies would hire more low wage employees if this were done giving more of them an opportunity to get on the employment ladder with an opportunity to move up over time. Unfortunately, the unions don’t want this because it relaxes pressure on their pay negotiations, while many of the rest of us buy-in to the notion that raising the minimum wage is necessary to provide a “living wage” to low wage workers, so the kids be damned.

  • cawmun cents

    I think I’ll throw on my Nike Jackboots TM
    ,goosestep out to my Chevy Volt TM,
    Drive out to the local
    Stirbacks TM,and credit me some
    Soylent Green Tea TM.
    Then I’ll just call up all my
    99% TM pals on my Whypod TM,and throw us a
    Party Parade TM!
    Aint being a Disturbed Progressive Liberal grand?!
    -CC.

  • CanCan

    So let me see if I can get this straight: In addition to spending more money his first year in office than all other presidents combine-something I am sure BHO is proud of-his first year in office, he was too busy with the jobs issue, because he and Congress were ramming down our throats a health care bill that no one could be bothered with reading, but one that absolutely had to be passed. Now looming taxes are fast-approaching because of this bill, and NOW Obama is worried about jobs? Idiocy must be a requirement to hold a presidential or Congressional seat. Seems to me Obama is more worried about his own job, and getting re-elected for another few years than anything else. What is even more idiotic, is that some voters will be just dumb enough to send him back for another four years to finish this country off for good.

    • eddie47d

      Okay Can Can were is the Republican plan for hiring youth or even adults for that matter. Not very many private companies have stepped up to the plate in doing so. Saying that government can’t do anything must mean you want our youth to learn Mandarin and move overseas to get hired. Why should anyone vote Republican either with their low approval ratings and shrug of the shoulders?

      • CanCan

        Oh brother, Jopa, in anywhere in my comment did I suggest that the spineless wimp Republicans could be any better than Obama and the Democrats in fixing this nations problems? I think not. The only difference is, the democrats will slit our throats and destroy this country far sooner than the Republicans ever will. “Socialist Party ‘A’” and “Socialist Party ‘B’”…..take your pick as to the poison you prefer.

      • eddie47d

        What you cleaverly left out can say more about your comment than what you said CanCan.

    • lawrence

      The problem has been, and still is, Jobs. We can put all the inner city kids to work this summer doing whatever. When summer is over, there are still no real jobs to move into. Pick a manufacturing sector of any industry; clothing, electronics, textiles, tools, appliances, toys, etc.etc.etc. The jobs are not located in the U.S. You can educate, train and jump through hoops, but jobs are not here.

      We need an environment wherein manufacturers find it beneficial to manufacture in the U.S. rather than in another country.

  • 45caliber

    How about finding permanent jobs for ALL the youth (and other people out of work) instead of just inner city youth?

    I saw an article this morning in an English paper which noted that they had lost 450,000 jobs last year for the youth – and that they had brought in 600,000 immigrants. For once, the reporter connected the two things.

  • jopa

    CanCan:No matter who was elected the last time for the presidency would have had to spend more than any other previous administration.The dingbats before Obama put everything on the White House credit after they blew what was budgeted.Another thing is that the Democrats have introduced over 200 bills to help with the economy and jobs but they were all blocked by the Republicans.The way it looks today the front runner for the Presidency would have to be Obama.Do a little research and you will be surprised how well he has done under the circumstances.Not just our economy but foreign policy.

    • Raggs

      WTF… your a complete fool…

    • Raggs

      Come on you little piss ant son of a bitch.. what are you going to lie to me about next?

      • s c

        Calm down, Raggs. For what it’s worth, The Anointed LOSER said “America’s young people face record unemployment.” Too bad he didn’t try to EXPLAIN who’s been IGNORING that record unemployment. You and I know who’s been IGNORING America’s unemployment woes.
        If ‘America’s young’ haven’t been programmed yet, there’s a chance that they’ll understand that The Anointed Loser is the ONLY yahoo to blame for America’s unemployment situation. Who’s in the W H? Obummer. Who’s been IGNORING jobs for 3+ years? Obummer. Who took over from GB and made it WORSE? Obummer.
        In a situation where government jobs compete with private sector jobs (and the scheme is pushed by Obummer), you should know in advance that private sector jobs will be sacrificed for government jobs. More crap from a guy who personifies incompetence on two legs and a five ton ego (AND a very, very thin skin).

    • Joe Joe

      jopa-really, you actually still believe that there is one iota’s difference between Repubics and Dumbocrats, REALLY? You know, it’s this type of naivete that has allowed our government to get as out of control as they have. WAKE UP!!!! Let me just throw an “I told you so” out there ahead of time, just in case our societies willfully ignorant don’t wake up in time. Pull your head out of the sand and start doing your own homework. Quit letting the whore media tell you what the truth is. They are bought and paid for, they are cowardly, and they will absolutely not report the truth when it comes to serious matters, such as the complete loss of our freedoms. None of us has a future in this country (America) until we take back our government.

    • http://naver samurai

      Sheesh! What a crock of bull. Ask that to Harry Reid that has blocked all budget and spending legislation passed by the Congress. We had a better economy and more jobs under Bush. I suggest that you get off of the kool aid and wake up from your dream. Neeeeed to be making that popping sound. FOR GOD AND COUNTRY!

  • Raggs

    Hell YES.. lets just all sit together and sing a praise to our king oblama, our saviour yeah you know the fool in the white house.
    This seems like an experiment a vote grabber and the next step to socialism.

  • Mary

    No jobs to illegals and see how many jobs open up for American citizens

    • Raggs

      Under the king oblama America will not see any jobs, oblama would rather ship the work out and make us pay twice as much ..
      oblama HATES America. he feels as if his whore mother and his basturd father are the roots of his evil. Well the roots of his evil are very much lower than he thinks.

      • http://LibertyDigest Bert

        Raggs, if you do not like Obama, that is one thing; but how can an intelligent person sat Obama “hates” America? It took the Pandora’s Box and has tried to make things work even with people like you who are “Obama Haters” doing everything in their power to prevent progress. Take a look in the mirror and you will see one “America Hater”. Get a life!

        • Raggs

          OH CHIT.. you say… So as soon as you explain the concept of purchasing America via buy-outs and regualtions for your ficking unions. And You are DAMM straight that I WILL do everything availible to crush this slime ball marxist socialist scum-bag pig!
          And YES.. I HATE OBLAMA!
          And I have always hated his stinking rot….
          Anti-American son of a bitch…
          If you want to live under a government control than why the hell dont you move your sorry ass to ficking china ? I dont need this son of a bitch running my life! I run my life do you understand that pisshead?

        • Joe Joe

          Bert, are you that slow? You truly do not know that our entire government is bought and paid for by offshore puppet masters, special intersts, and big business? It’s moronic, head in the sand, idiots like you who are allowing them to implement their program of tyranny and their police state, you ass turd! People like you either wake up to reality or you, your children, your country, have absolutely no future whatsoever. I hate to “talk” to you in this manner, but retard is the only thing you can respond to. Be in denial all you want, it won’t change what they’ve done or what they are going to do. WAKE UP asswipes!!!!!!!!!

    • Joe Joe

      Let me go you one better Mary. How about the Unions and government quit sending American jobs to China and elswhere, so that big business can make a few extra pennies per unit. Even more disgusting is the Union workers supporting these idiots while they are shipping their jobs out. That takes a special kind of moron, to sell out one’s future for the here and now. If we don’t wake up and take matters seriously immediately, kiss the future bye bye. WAKE UP AMERICA!!! Pass it on, time for everyone to get involved.

  • http://LibertyDigest Bert

    Thank you!

    • Raggs

      (offensive comment removed)

  • Raggs

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    • eddie47d

      Raggs is feeling extra chipper tonight and still says nothing of importance!

  • Joe Joe

    Go get’em tiger. That will set the economy right, minimum wage jobs that last for the summer. Wow, how impressive is that?! Genius, pure genius!! Thank god we have these smarter than us guys and girls lookin’ out for us. Seriously, fire every one of them and send two thirds of these dog turd crooks to prison for life!!! Americans had better wake up quick, fast, and in a hurry. This crooked ass government along with the thieving banksters and Federal reserve (private institution by the way, for those of you who may not know that)are not going to stop. The only way that they and their puppet masters do not face execution, or at a minimum life in prison, is to implement a police state tyranny. They are well into their program of doing just that. WAKE UP AMERICA!!!!! WAKE UP, WAKE UP, WAKE UP……………………………… Am I getting thru at all. Those of you who think your part of the system so you’ll be alright, guess again. If and when this country falls, you WILL go down with it, there will be no escape from the hell they are bringing. Even if you manage to come out with some form of wealth, it will be stolen by the marauding masses. Your precious tyrannical government will not be able to save you. Also, what kind of future do you think your kids are gonna have in a country where the government is this out of control? One more time for the slow ones, WAKE UP!!!! Ron Paul is the only one running who can even begin to turn our country around!! Stiff prison sentences and clawing back all of America’s stolen wealth, that is the only answer.

    • eddie47d

      The sale of rope on the stock market is soaring and I hope those working on Wall Street buy lots of it to hang themselves. Prison is too good for them. That’s a joke boys for we all know Corporate criminals seldom do time no matter how much they steal.

  • Ted Crawford

    Oh Great! More borrowed money thrown in to artificially inflate the economy and reduce unemployment with low paying temporary jobs! Leaving us with even more debt and, as soon as the money runs out, 9+% unemployment. But hey at least he hopes it fools enough people, long enough to get him re-elected!

  • ms noncommunist

    Don’t be fooled by this ‘little Hitler’. Remember his speech – and the posting on the US Govt website that he wanted to form an ‘internal militia’ that is larger then our military and answers directly to him? He referred to the many ‘disenfrancised young males from 18 – 27 who are unemployed and/or CURRENTLY IN PRISON!’ This is money to hire them! Acorn will recruit for him and many will come from Chicago – street thugs with GUNS to patrol your neighborhoods! Look up his speech on YouTube – I read it on USGOV website!

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