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LOUISVILLE, KY. (WDRB) -- Summer seems a long way away, but the city is looking ahead to help find jobs for teens.
This will be the eighth year for the Mayor's Youth Opportunity Showcase. It connects young people between the ages of 16 and 21 with local companies offering part-time summer jobs.
This year the job fair will be held Saturday, February 16th at the downtown convention center. The mayor's office is also looking for more companies to step up and hire 800 young workers this summer -- double the number from last year.
"This isn't a handout we are asking for here. We're just asking you to help us train the next generation of workers. If you don't have a company, or you're feeling philanthropic, a check for $2500 or a check for any amount is great. But a check for $2500 is basically what it costs to create a position for one young person for the summer."
The mayor hopes to raise $2 million for the program.