Sen. Gillibrand promotes bill to reduce minority youth unemployment

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is promoting new legislation meant to provide job access and training to minority youth.The bill is called the Urban Jobs Act

BROOKLYN - U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is promoting new legislation meant to provide job access and training to minority youth.

The bill is called the Urban Jobs Act and it aims to reduce youth unemployment rates, which are at a staggering 39 percent for African-Americans and 36 percent for Latinos.

Officials say they hope the act gets support in Congress.

Gillibrand says the Urban Jobs Act will be on the floor of Congress when lawmakers return to session this fall.

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Trending Video

Brooklyn nail salon makes its own unique nail 1 Brooklyn Style: k2 Nail Salon
Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until 2 NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification
News 12 Brooklyn asked residents what old TV 3 Word on the Street: Old TV shows
4 Activists push women's rights with double entendre
A new kind of snack is sweeping through 5 New bean snack created by Brooklyn resident

advertisement | advertise on News 12

Features

Sorry to interrupt...

Your first 5 are free

Access to News12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service Electric℠ video customers.

Please enjoy 5 complimentary views to articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE