Boston mayor wants 10,000 jobs available to teens by summer, Globe reports

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If Boston Mayor Marty Walsh has his way, it will be easier for teenagers to find employment this summer than it has been in past years.

The Boston Globe reports that Walsh is seeking commitments from local employers to make summer jobs available to teens.

By the time school ends, Walsh said in a recent interview, he hopes to have enough commitments from Boston businesses to put more than 10,000 teenagers to work, beating the record of his predecessor, Thomas M. Menino, who as mayor made the city's summer jobs program a national model.

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According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the youth unemployment rate in July of last year was 16.3 percent.