Jobs For Youth Informational Video

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http://www.jfychicago.org

OUR CHALLENGE:

* In 2002, more than 5 million youth nationwide, between the ages of 16 and 24 years old, were reportedly out-of-school and jobless. In Chicago, that number has soared to nearly 100,000.
* More than 70% of the young people unemployed are either African-American or Hispanic.
* Studies show that the majority of unemployed youth lack a high school diploma or GED and live in impoverished urban neighborhoods.

OUR MISSION:

Since 1979, Jobs For Youth Chicago has made it their mission to help young men and women from low-income families become a part of the economic mainstream and, in the process, provide the business community with motivated job-ready workers.

OUR VISION:

To become a nationally recognized leader in addressing youth employment through demonstrated best practices.

OUR WORK:

* Jobs For Youth remains the city’s largest non-profit organization devoted exclusively to helping young people find employment and to assisting companies meet hiring needs.
* JFY offers work readiness/life skills training, GED classes, career counseling and job placement services to youth between the ages of 17 and 24.
* Our programs and services are available free to both employers and youth.
* In Fiscal Year ’05, JFY made 1,065 placements working with more than 600 Chicago-area employers.
* 50% of our youth have found employment within 59 days of completing our Workshop.
* The average wage in FY ’05 was $8.33 per hour.

Comments

CoalitionforHomeless says:

Interesting video; my organization is also dedicated to breaking the cycle
of poverty and homelessness. I’d love to hear your input on our video and
on our work!

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gapguy713 says:

very well done, 2bad people are not seeing it!

Xin Wang says:

OUR CHALLENGE: * In 2002, more than 5 million youth nationwide, between the
ages of 16 and 24 years old, were reportedly out-of-school and jobless. In
Chicago, that number has soared to nearly 100,000. * More than 70% of the
young people unemployed are either African-American or Hispanic. * Studies
show that the majority of unemployed youth lack a high school diploma or
GED and live in impoverished urban neighborhoods.

Xin Wang says:

It is really very difficult to look for a job in Chicago even though you
have a college degree!

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