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CITY COUNCIL AND COUNTY BOARD COME TOGETHER TO ADDRESS CRISIS OF YOUTH UNEMPLOYMENT
“Nothing Builds a Future Like a Job”

Alderman Patrick O’Connor (40th Ward) and Cook County Commissioner Bridget Gainer (10th District) who chair the Chicago City Council Workforce & Audit Committee and the Cook County Workforce, Housing & Community Development Committee respectively will address in a public hearing the barriers young people face finding a job in Cook County and policy initiatives to improve the outlook for these young people.

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The Cook County Board’s Workforce, Housing and Community Development Committee, chaired by Commissioner Bridget Gainer will hold a hearing on the crisis of joblessness among the county’s low-income and minority youth. Triggered by the University of Illinois Chicago’s Great Cities Institute report, Lost: The Crisis of Jobless and Out Of School Teens and Young Adults in Chicago, Illinois and the U.S., the hearing examines new data from the Institute that pulls out statistics for Cook County comparable to those in the report. The University of Chicago Crime Lab will present its findings showing a correlation between summer youth employment and reduced violence.

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