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Local leaders talk teen jobs

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Remember that first job?  It was a big part of growing up and today local leaders want to help teens get started in the work force this summer.

Whether it was working at the mall or a restaurant, these early jobs started to teach the young employees important skills and about hard work. 

That is why today city leaders are turning to employers, asking them to take a look at their needs for this summer, and to consider hiring teens for positions they may have.

While the job market is tough on all, it has been rough on young people especially.  The unemployment rate among teens nationally stands at 24.2 percent.

At the event today Mayor Rothschild will be joined by United Way and Pima One Stop in discussing job opportunities for local teens.  Both of these groups have summer youth programs helping teens get started in the work force. 

The mayor will discuss how employers can take part in a big job fair for teens coming up in June.  The event will start this morning at 10 a.m. inside the mayor's office downtown.

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