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Youth jobs program facing deep cuts in Mass.

House and Senate plans would trim Youth Works

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering deep cuts in funding for a youth summer jobs program even as teen unemployment remains near record levels.

The program, called YouthWorks, helped more than 5,000 young people from low-income households find jobs last year, but the proposed cuts would mean hundreds fewer would get the chance to work, gain experience, and, in many cases, help their families make ends meet, youth advocates said.

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