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Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg Launches Plan To Hire Youth, Grow Businesses

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg launched a massive partnership Tuesday intended to build up work experience for area youth and diversify businesses.

His "Thousand Strong" youth workforce initiative aims to give paid internships that would provide training to young students at no cost to the employer. The mayor's goal is to supply 1,000 interns a year under this program.

“This is not another program,” Steinberg said in a press release. “It is the way we intend to do business in our city. We don’t run the schools, nor do we run a business – we are the link to ensure that our kids are first in line for the jobs in Sacramento’s new economy.”

Steinberg will go further into detail as to how this initiative would benefit businesses in Sacramento while addressing the ever-present homelessness and affordable housing issues that remain present in the minds of many residents in the county.

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