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sfstudsVia: Baltimore Sun

This summer only 5,400 young people have been placed in summer jobs, down from 7,000 jobs just last year. Mayor Rawlings-Blake was able to preserve $1.6 million to the program despite the city budget constraints.

“Students are matched with jobs in the city’s fastest-growing fields, such as biotechnology, hospitality and medicine”, said Karen Sitnick, director of the Mayor’s Office of Employment Development.

The lack of summer positions pose straight concern over the well-being of the city’s youth. More time on their hands with nothing to do for the summer can lead to mischief and possibly more violence.

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