Peduto looks to revamp city summer jobs program

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Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto issued an executive order today to create a task force to study the city’s summer youth employment program, which provides placement and funding for around 400 young Pittsburgh residents in city departments and with other organizations.

In the order, Mr. Peduto noted that with $800,000, the city can only provide jobs for a portion of the thousand or so applicants to the program. He wants the task force to come up with a plan to expand it and set an April 30 deadline for their recommendations.

“I want to ensure that every young person in the City of Pittsburgh who wants to has both the opportunity for meaningful career development and the ability to earn a little extra money through this program,” said Mr. Peduto said in an emailed statement.

Moriah Balingit:, 412-263-2533 or on Twitter @MoriahBee.

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