The inner city jobs crisis: What’s the solution?

This week, Need to Know returned to Baltimore to investigate chronic unemployment and under-employment among the youth in the inner city.

That’s the problem. Now, what are some possible solutions? To examine that, Need to Know spoke with Deborah Simmons, a senior correspondent for The Washington Times. She’s written extensively about issues facing America’s minority communities. We were also joined by Algernon Austin, the director of the Race, Ethnicity and the Economy program at the Economic Policy Institute, a liberal think-tank.

 

Comments

  • Xxxsuperman420xxx

    our governments needs to fix the educational aspects of schooling and jobs.for an example when some one wants to become a mechanic but cant because they cant pass an essay to get a GED or high school deploma. Alot of people are not book smart but they have  common sense and probably could work construction or be a mechanic or work in the office. Alot of kids are embarressed to go to school cause they cant read or get math or even understand  history but should they give up no but the way the school system is now a days teachers dont care they rather push them out the door then teach what there interested in and what they can comprehend.

    Felons our government needs to help these people more, having to wait 7 years to pay thousands to get it off your record. when most felons cant get a job. i think if you get the first felony it should come off your record completely in 3 years no employer should ever be able to bring up that you ever had a felony. 2 time felon should have to wait 7years then come off 3rd felon you should have to wait  10years etc… with out having to pay to get it off your record.

  • Rebgeb

    How is our country to recover economically if we keep allowing major U.S based companies to produce products overseas. I honestly believe any reports showing that the unemployment rate to have decreased is a joke. The pay rate for jobs has dropped the price of everything has gone through the roof and it is the same as it always has been the rich get richer the poor get poorer. The government needs a complete house cleaning because it is a corrupt system of crooks scratching the backs of those who scratch thiers. We have major companies moving jobs out of the U.S to China and Japan and we are growing their economies and shrinking ours. Wake up America we are going down the toilet.

  • Xxxsuperman420xxx

    yes that is right about over sea jobs my boy just had his 6th b-day yesterday and he got about 15 toy which were all made from over seas and they look like they could be made in the u.s. pretty easily.that would have gave 15 people a job

  • Mtbob33

    If you want to look at a positive government program that addresses the education system; at-risk youth, and rebuilding communites, take a look at YouthBuild. The program makes a difference. 

  • Mtbob33

    If you want to look at a positive government program that addresses the education system; at-risk youth, and rebuilding communites, take a look at YouthBuild. The program makes a difference.