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One Million New Youth Jobs!

by Matthew Segal category: Politics

“Sign the petition to create 1 million jobs for youth in teaching, nursing, park restoration & infrastructure repair http://thndr.it/LuD8F0

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Ends Jul 22, 12:00 PM EDT

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This campaign ended on July 22 at 12PM

One Million New Youth Jobs!

The promise of the American Dream is that any motivated individual—young or old-- should have a fair shot at upward mobility if they can capitalize on their skills; yet in today's world, two out of three teenagers cannot find a summer job and one in two recent graduates is unemployed or underemployed.

Clearly, this is unacceptable. That is why OUR TIME.org, an organization that stands up for the rights and opportunities of young Americans, and ServeNext.org have joined forces to push for one million new national service jobs. 

What is national service? It is community problem solving such as nursing care for our aging seniors, tutoring in schools, cleaning up communities struck by natural disasters, and repairing old buildings and crumbling infrastructure. We believe that every job should solve a problem, and by expanding national service, we are also giving our young people the training and skills they need to transition into private businesses while helping grow the economy.

Of course many people are going to ask, well, how are we going to afford these positions, especially at a time when our country faces such high national debt? The answer is simple: we can either pay now, and invest in the training, personal development, and future productivity of our youth—or we can pay for it later, when we have to cover unemployment insurance, incarceration costs, and other social welfare programs. The choice, to us, seems like a no brainer, and that’s why we have launched www.onemillionnewjobs.org

Don’t miss out; please sign the petition now at www.onemillionnewjobs.org

Also, watch this video in support of one million new jobs with Usher, Jessica Alba, Larry David, Nas, Rachel Zoe, and Trey Songz:

 

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Matthew Segal

I am the co-founder of OUR TIME.org.

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