Roundtable on Youth Jobs and Development Highlights Importance of Engaging Young People in Employment Opportunities

24 Mar 2021


St. Paul – Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) Commissioner Steve Grove and Deputy Commissioner Hamse Warfa held a virtual roundtable on Friday, March 19 focused on the impact of the pandemic on youth jobs. The discussion was attended by employers across the state and is part of a push to place more young people into great jobs this coming summer.

The roundtable is part of a broader series of discussions the agency is hosting called “The Next Minnesota Economy,” focusing on inclusive economic growth, reskilling our labor market and creating good jobs.

“We want to help employers enable a surge in hiring more young people this summer,” said DEED Commissioner Steve Grove. “It’s not just important for their careers, it’s important for our economy overall to get young people working.”

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