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NEW YORK TIMES: Companies pledge to end rampant unemployment rates among young people.

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NEW YORK TIMES: Companies pledge to end rampant unemployment rates among young people.

The effort, to be called the 100,000 Opportunities Initiative, is aimed at the estimated 5.6 million Americans ages 16 to 24 who are neither studying nor working, and will offer full-time positions as well as apprenticeships and internships.

Leaders in government, business and academia are confronting growing income inequality despite steady economic growth and are looking for new entryways into middle-class jobs for American workers who lack a college degree — more than 60 percent of the country’s work force.

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