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Young Adults Rally in Boston for Summer Job Funding

boston students rally 3 boston students rally 2 boston students rallySPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB) – A group of young people from across the state returned to Springfield Thursday evening after traveling to the State House to take part in a rally for summer job funding.

The group wants lawmakers to approve nearly $25 million to support job initiatives. They said with so many unemployed adults looking for work there are fewer job openings for teens.

“They know what they want,” said Kirby Katherine, a member of the Hampden County Regional Employment Board. “They are young, but they are hungry. They’re hungry to learn. They’re hungry for opportunity.”

Trista Lozada, a member of the group that took part in the rally, said that while no results have come yet, the outlook on the day was positive.

 

 

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