I grabbed these stats from today's edition of Ronnie Cho's White House e-newsletter for Young Americans:
Last Thursday the White House announced Summer Jobs+ which will bring businesses, nonprofits, and government together in an effort to create summer 2012 jobs and internships for low income American youth (ages 16 - 24). The goal is to have 250,000 employment opportunities ready to be offered to youth by the summer, of which at least 100,000 will be paid. The White House will soon release the Summer Jobs+ Bank, a one-stop online tool that employers can use to access youth where they already are, online. It'll be similar to the one created recently for veterans, and will be supported by Google, LinkedIn, Facebook, Internships.com and AfterCollege.
Check out the list of employers who have already joined the Administration in this effort, and the types of opportunities that will be available for youth. Employers who want to join the effort should go to the Summer Jobs+ website.
The White House wants to know about your first job, how it impacted your career, and about the young leaders you've worked with. Share on Twitter using #summerjobs+ or via email by reaching out to Roberts.David @ dol.gov.