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Mayor has plan to employ area youths

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The Mayor laid out his plan on Wednesday. The Mayor laid out his plan on Wednesday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Metro officials have a plan to put hundreds of Louisville residents to work this summer.

Mayor Greg Fischer said he has a plan of finding summer jobs for 800 youths between the ages of 16 and 21. His goal is to expand community support of the annual Mayor's Summerworks program.

Fischer is challenging community and business leaders to provide jobs and financial support for the program and to double the summer jobs efforts of 2012.

Fischer also said the annual Youth Opportunity Showcase will be held February 16 to connect youth to employers who have part-time and full-time jobs. Job seekers can apply for jobs at the showcase, as well as explore internship opportunities. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kentucky International Convention Center and is free for both employers who have job openings and those looking for work.

In 2012, 27 employers at the showcase had 1,300 jobs to fill.

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