June 2013: Youth Employment Awareness Month

WHEREAS, during the summer of 2013, about 242,800 Michigan youth, ages 16-19, are projected to seek employment; of these teens, 180,900 are projected to find jobs; and,


WHEREAS, the contributions of local businesses, educational institutions, government and community groups are essential to the process of promoting and developing productive summer opportunities for youth; and,


WHEREAS, summer youth employment opportunities are offered within many Michigan industries, including agriculture, amusement and recreation services, lodging, camping, retail and restaurant; and, 


WHEREAS, during this month, we encourage Michigan employers to offer meaningful, safe and valuable work and volunteer opportunities to our youth, and to recognize that hiring young people, even if only for a summer, is an investment in the future of the Great Lakes State; 


NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2013 as Youth Employment Month in Michigan.