Cook County Commissioners and aldermen packed a rare joint committee hearing Tuesday to meet face to face with many of the city and county agencies and local groups working to solve low employment numbers for youth. “The county and the city have some of the same functions when it comes to youth employment, and rarely ever talk to one another,” County Workforce Chairman Bridget Gainer (D-10) said. “This was an opportunity to make sure all the money we’re spending on youth unemployment, servicing, mentoring, that people know–the right hand knows what the left hand is doing. This doesn’t happen enough and it’s really useful.”
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