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Teens rally in financial district for more jobs

More than 100 teens demonstrated in near-100-degree heat in Boston’s Financial District Friday, calling on businesses to provide more summer jobs for the city’s youth.

The demonstration began at mutual fund company Putnam Investments in Post Office Square and wound through downtown to the State House, where the teens delivered a letter to Governor Deval Patrick calling on the state to do more to help teens get jobs. The Youth Jobs Coalition, a nonprofit group that advocates for youth employment programs, estimates that more than 350 Boston companies with at least 100 workers do not hire teens.

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