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Local Event to Showcase Solutions to Youth Unemployment that Work; New Report Calls Unemployment Rates A Crisis for Young People in Ohio

[COLUMBUS, Ohio] – Tomorrow, Young Invincibles will join with Sojourners of McArthur, an Ohio YouthBuild program, for a tour of facilities and a roundtable to discuss solutions to the youth unemployment crisis in Ohio.

In a time of across-the-board budget cuts, dismal job prospects continue to leave young Americans unsure about their economic future. Currently, young adults face a national unemployment rate of 16.3 percent, which is over twice the national average. In Ohio, the unemployment rate for young adults is nearly twice the state average.

Young Invincibles will partner with Sojourners of McArthur to hear first-hand about innovative solutions to the youth employment crisis in Southeastern Ohio. Young adults at Sojourners receive educational support to earn their high school diploma or GED, while also learning construction skills by building houses for low-income families.

Members of the media are invited to tour the YouthBuild facility, meet with program administrators and hear about the many opportunities available to young people because of the necessary programs offered. Young Invincibles and Sojourners will also conduct a roundtable of current and graduating Sojourners YouthBuild students. Please email for further information or to RSVP.

WHAT: Get the Facts About Youth Jobs: YouthBuild Facility Tour and Roundtable Discussion
WHERE: Sojourners Training Center, 62969 US Highway 50 McArthur, OH 45651
WHEN: June 13, 2013 1:00 -3:30 PM

Young Invincibles released a detailed analysis of unemployment for young people in Ohio alongside this week’s event. The fact sheet, GET THE FACTS About Youth Unemployment in Ohio [] gives an in-depth look into how economic opportunity for young adults in the state has fallen.

  • Only 49 percent of young people who have a job are working full-time, down from 57 percent in 2005.
  • Young people in Ohio between the ages of 25 and 34 make over $5,500 less today than in 2005.

Young Invincibles is leading the charge on this issue, conducting a national tour to highlight the need to push for policies that double down on workforce training and higher education and that will safeguard our country’s economic future.

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Young Invincibles is a national organization committed to amplifying the voices of young Americans, aged 18 to 34, and expanding economic opportunity for our generation. Young Invincibles ensures that young Americans are represented in today’s most pressing societal debates through cutting-edge policy research and analysis and innovative campaigns designed to educate, inform and mobilize our generation to change the status quo.