$2 million approved to give Memphis teens summer jobs - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

$2 million approved to give Memphis teens summer jobs

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Memphis City Council will provide $2 million to help fund summer jobs for teens.

Mayor A C Wharton hopes business leaders will step up and provide the jobs needed for 1,000 Memphis teens to earn work experience.

With businesses providing the jobs, the city will use the $2 million to pay the 1,000 teens who sign up.

This plan is set to take place this summer. WMC Action News 5 will let you know as soon as we learn how teens can sign up for the program.

Many council members hope this program will become something Memphis does every year.

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