WHEREAS, approximately 282,300 Michigan youth, ages 16-19, are projected to seek summer employment. Of these teens, 232,900 are projected to find jobs; and,
WHEREAS, the contributions of local businesses, education institutions, government, and community groups are essential to the process of promoting and developing productive summer opportunities for youth; and,
WHEREAS, summer youth employment opportunities are offered within many Michigan industries including agriculture, amusement and recreation services, lodging, camping, retail, and restaurant; and,
WHEREAS, during this month, we encourage Michigan employers to offer meaningful, safe, and valuable work and volunteer opportunities to our youth. We urge them to recognize that hiring young people, even if only for a summer, is an investment in the future of our state and nation;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, Rick Snyder, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim June 2017 as Youth Employment Month in Michigan.