Youth Jobs Program Facing Deep Cuts

“The program, called YouthWorks, helped more than 5,000 young people from low-income households find jobs last year, but the proposed cuts would mean hundreds fewer would get the chance to work, gain experience, and, in many cases, help their families … Continued

Older Workers Hit Hard by Unemployment

WSG leader Dr. Andy Sum comments in today’s Boston Globe: “…We’ve never seen anything that comes close to this; the longer you’re unemployed, the more likely you are to leave the labor force, and the more likely it’s an early … Continued

Over 1,200 Students Rally for Teen Jobs

Organized by the Youth Jobs Coalition and WSG leader Lew Finfer of the MA Communities Action Network, more than 1,000 high school students marched from Faneuil Hall to the State House on February 21st, calling for increased funding for youth … Continued