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O’Malley, Rawlings-Blake to announce summer jobs in Baltimore

Gov. Martin O’Malley and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake are highlighting summer jobs for Baltimore youths.

The governor and the mayor announced funding for the jobs on Wednesday for the initiative called YouthWorks.

It places young people between the ages of 14 and 21 in six-week summer jobs with private sector, nonprofit and city and state government employers throughout the city.

The state budget includes $1.4 million to create more than 1,100 jobs. Baltimore is investing $1.5 million for 1,200 jobs. The Maryland State Department of Human Resources and the Baltimore City Department of Social Services provide an annual $1 million grant to the program to create more than 900 jobs.

The city’s private sector also pays wages for close to 2,000 young people.