Top Stories: Dallas Opportunity Fair Kicks Off To Offer Young People Employment | KERA News

Top Stories: Dallas Opportunity Fair Kicks Off To Offer Young People Employment

May 19, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Dallas has one of the country’s highest rates of youth unemployment. Nearly 13 percent of residents 16-to-24 years old aren’t in school or don’t have a job. A massive job fair today hopes to lower those numbers.

About 50 companies will take part in the first-ever Dallas Opportunity Fair. They’re prepared to offer 1,700 jobs to young people.

Other stories this morning:

  • A committee has sent a bill meant to fix the Dallas Police & Fire Pension Fund to the full Senate. City leaders, pension board officials, and first-responder associations were concerned with some provisions on governance, contributions, and reduced benefits. But last-minute negotiations yesterday saved it.
  • In our Friday Conversation, we talk to journalism pioneer Vivian Castleberry.

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