- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DETROIT (AP) - Businesses are being asked to join a program that will offer at least 5,000 summer jobs to Detroit teens and young adults.

Details of the Grow Detroit’s Young Talent were released Tuesday by Mayor Mike Duggan, former Mayor Dave Bing and corporate and foundation leaders.

The six-week program is designed to provide work and job training for youth ages 14 to 24. Youth workers are recruited through schools, community organizations and Detroit’s workforce development system. They will earn $7.50 and $8.15 per hour. The typical work week will be 20 hours.

Half of the $2,000 cost to employ someone will be matched by the city.

Bing said the program is “something that’s long overdue and obviously needed.”


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