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GLI News, What's the Return on Investment in hiring a SummerWorks kid?

By Kent Oyler, President and CEO of GLI

Date Published: 1/14/2015

GLI President and CEO Kent Oyler's column in the GLI News explains the benefits to local employers when they hire youth in the Mayor's SummerWorks Program.

"Last week I sent out a joint email with Mayor Fischer to our membership. The purpose was to highlight the fast-growing SummerWorks program which seeks seasonal employment for local 16-21 year old youth. While the response was positive, one return email got me thinking. It asked, as I might expect from our business-savvy constituents, "what's the payback for this", or as I read it, "show me the money".

OK, fair enough. If we are asking a business to spend somewhere in the $2500 range to employ a kid for the summer, the business has every right to ask WIFM - what's in it for me?"

Click here to read the complete column.

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