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Evanston aims to help 600 teens find summer jobs

Julia Jacobs, Assistant City Editor

March 3, 2015

Filed under City, Local

Evanston hopes to help 600 teens find jobs this summer through the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program, which will host a job fair with more than 20 employers at the end of the month. The fair will take place at Evanston...

Evanston unemployment rate drops to 4.2 percent

Stephanie Kelly, City Editor

February 5, 2015

Filed under Business, City, Latest Stories, Local

Evanston's unemployment rate improved last year, dropping from 6.5 percent to 4.2 percent, the city announced Wednesday. In a 2014 year-in-review, released by the city’s Economic Development Division, staff detailed city up...

Elizabeth Tisdahl receives award for youth job creation

Ben Schaefer, Assistant City Editor

January 22, 2015

Filed under City, Latest Stories, National, Politics

The United States Conference of Mayors recognized Mayor Elizabeth Tisdahl and Evanston for their exceptional summer youth employment programs at its 83rd winter meeting Thursday in Washington, D.C. Evanston placed first ...

Evanston releases economic report for third quarter of 2014

Stephanie Kelly, Assistant City Editor

November 9, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Local

The city released an economic report Friday that presented Evanston’s progress in the third quarter of 2014. The report showed a consistent decrease in the unemployment rate since July. In the report, the city's Economic...

First Bank & Trust looks toward second financial literacy class, partners with city

Bailey Williams, Summer Assistant Editor

July 12, 2014

Filed under Business, City, Education, Latest Stories, Local

First Bank & Trust is looking to have its second financial literacy class for teens this month as part of its partnership with the Mayor’s Summer Youth Employment Program. The bank announced in June the partnership, which...

Evanston awarded another grant for summer youth employment program

Bailey Williams, Assistant Summer Editor

June 27, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

A grant of nearly $200,000 has been awarded to the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program, Evanston announced Tuesday. The grant was given by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources Youth Recreation Corps to help fund...

Updated: Evanston secures grant to fund summer youth employment program

Bailey Williams, Assistant Summer Editor

June 17, 2014

Filed under City, Education, Latest Stories

Cook County awarded Evanston a grant earlier this month for more than $100,000 to fund the Mayor's Summer Youth Employment Program. The city applied to the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program, which is also...