Updated: Sunday, 10 May 2009, 7:25 PM EDT
Published : Sunday, 10 May 2009, 7:25 PM EDT
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - 16-year-old Lisa Saladana, is like a lot of kids her age, excited about the start of Summer with her friends, but worried about getting a job to earn money for what she needs.
"For, like my studies, for when I go away for college," said Lisa.
With the dour economy and scarcity of jobs affecting so many, some economists are saying this could be the worst summer job market for teens like Lisa in six decades.
Some economists are saying this could be the worst summer job market for teen like Lisa in six decades.
"Young people age 16-19 are unemployed by a rate of 22 percent," said Governor David Paterson.
Governor David Paterson and Mayor Michael Bloomberd just announced that New York state will be receiving $100 million of federal stimulous money, the bulk of which will be used on job programs for young people like Lisa this summer.
The money will help create 51,000 jobs through the city's summer youth employment program.
That's 8,000 more than last year.
The jobs run for seven weeks nad pay minimum wage, $7.25 an hour, and encompass all fields.
Jean Mullgrav, of the Department of Youth and Community Development said, "We have small businesses, printing shops, auto shops we have Barnes and Nobel. We have some non-profits, American Cancer Society, we have musiems, parks, government agencies."
These jobs are available for people between the ages of 14 and
24 which means potential good news for people like lisa.
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