YouthWorks worker mix-up
In the "Low-Wage Workers Rally For Recognition" (July 24), Hannah Williams was incorrectly identified as an employee of Focus On Renewal. She is employed by YouthWorks, which funds work opportunities at community-based organizations and businesses in the area to provide first-time work experience for youth. The 21-year-old is currently placed at Focus on Renewal and authorized by YouthWorks to work 120 hours this summer.
Ms. Williams took the initiative to do research to support Focus On Renewal's social media presence. However, she did not tell her supervisor that this time would be in the evening hours and off-site. Upon learning of the additional hours she worked, Focus On Renewal authorized her to include this work as a part of her 120-hour assignment.
Focus on Renewal proudly helps youth find compelling work experiences as part of its larger mission to empower the development of spirit, mind and body of individuals living in Sto-Rox.
Executive director, Focus On Renewal
Natural gas facilities critical
On behalf of Butler County's business community, I would like to thank you for your coverage of XTO Energy's new natural gas liquids recovery facility coming into service. ("Natural Gas Liquids Facility XTO Energy Opens in Butler," June 19).
Facilities like this are a critical part of our local, state and national energy and economic engine.
During construction, the facility employed more than 150 contractors, and as your story mentioned, the company indicates 15 full-time employees will be required to run the facility. Every new job we create in Butler County helps keep our county unemployment rate below the national average, creates a welcome ripple of induced economic activity, and grows our tax base.
Furthermore, this facility plays a vital role in our energy infrastructure. Butler County enjoys its partnership with the energy sector to not only safely and responsibly produce energy, but also to help transform our domestic resources to be used right here in the U.S. In addition, XTO Energy is an active and generous community partner and has taken a leadership role in numerous educational symposiums and volunteer events.
STAN M. KOSCIUSZKO
President, Butler County Chamber of Commerce