COLUMBIA COLLEGE CHICAGO HOSTS TOWN HALL MEETING: “NOT HIRING: THE PLIGHT OF JOBLESS TEENS”
Why were 18,000 Chicago teens were out of work last summer? In Chicago, only 30 teens of every 100 found a job during June and July of last summer, continuing the dismal unemployment trend of 2010. The average teen employment rate was just 29.5 percent, tying 2010 for the lowest rate since the end of World War II, reports the Center for Labor Market Studies of Northeastern University in Boston. The collapse of the nation’s teen summer job market will be the topic as Columbia Links hosts a town hall meeting: “Not Hiring: The Plight of Jobless Teens.”
Panelists include education and non-profit experts as well as student reporters from Columbia Links, a journalism skills-building and leadership development program for youth and teachers in Chicago Public Schools, housed at Columbia College Chicago.
WHEN: 5:30 p.m.Nov. 2
WHERE: 618 S. Wabash Ave., Stage 2
ADMISSION: This event is free and open to the public.
Laura S. Washington
Twitter @MediaDervish Columnist, Chicago Sun-Times Political Analyst, ABC 7-Chicago