News

Job Numbers for Young Black Males Are Dismal

Job Numbers for Young Black Males Are Dismal

Photo: Associated Press

You can’t say the recession’s over, by the job numbers of young minorities. The employment rate in Chicago for black males age 16-19 is 8 percent. For Illinois, it’s 12 percent.

Chicago Urban League president Andrea Zopp says both government and private employers should put a priority on this. “It does not take a lot of money to fund a summer job for a young person. It’s about $1,000. It makes a huge difference,” Zopp says. “I know every dollar counts, particularly for small businesspeople. It’s an investment that’s well worth the time.”

Zopp says in the black community, jobs are in short supply, as are opportunities for networking and mentoring.

 

 

 

 

 

 

“);

Recent Headlines

in Music

Warhol’s take on Bob Dylan, Lou Reed to be shown in Times Square

bobdylan

Andy Warhol's short films featuring the music legends will be screened on a big billboard in the Big Apple.

in Entertainment, Sports

Bruce Jenner: ‘I am a woman’

brucejenner

The retired Olympic champion confirmed long-running speculation suggesting he is transitioning from male to female.

in Entertainment

This weekend in entertainment history

studio54

A look back at some of Hollywood's most memorable headlines.