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SummerWorks 2016 a success with more employers, thousands of jobs for youth

Last Thursday, Mayor Greg Fischer announced that more than 4,200 young people ages 16-21 – many of them lower income or disadvantaged – were placed in jobs by SummerWorks this year. And more than 110 companies and organizations partnered with the city and KentuckianaWorks to provide those jobs. 

Watch the full SummerWorks 2016 press conference below, which features remarks from Mayor Fischer, JCPS Superintendent Dr. Hargens, President and CEO of Greater Louisville Inc. Kent Oyler, and some of the program's top employers and youth participants. 

You can also scroll through a gallery of photos from the event below. 

SummerWorks 2016 launch media coverage

Mayor Greg Fischer announces the launch of SummerWorks 2016 at UPS Worldport.

Mayor Greg Fischer announces the launch of SummerWorks 2016 at UPS Worldport.

The mayor is challenging every company in Louisville’s private sector to either hire or sponsor a youth for the 2016 SummerWorks program, which Fischer officially launched Monday morning.
— Courier-Journal
In 2011, the program’s first year, we placed about 200 kids in summer work. Last year, we employed more than 2,500. That’s great progress by any measure, and we have one of the best programs in the country. But we need to do much more.
— Mayor Greg Fischer, Op-Ed
A recent study showed that young people who have participated in SummerWorks go on to the workforce and to pursue higher education in greater numbers than those who did not participate.
— Insider Louisville
Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer says there will be a stronger focus this year on placing students in jobs that match up with what they are learning in school.
— WDRB News
The SummerWorks program gives students real world experience not only to help them build their resumes but earn money while they learn.
— WHAS11