Gov. Knowles unveils jobs program

Posted: Monday, August 07, 2000

NENANA (AP) -- Gov. Tony Knowles unveiled a jobs program Saturday designed to employ youths in areas hit hard by the western Alaska fisheries disaster.

The program, called ''Operation Renew Hope'' will provide jobs for young people aged 14 through 21. They will work with the Alaska National Guard and nonprofit groups to learn job training skills.

In announcing the program during a visit to Nenana, Knowles said it will prepare young people for future employment and put money in their pockets.

The state Department of Labor is providing $20,000 for the program.

Knowles said he will unveil assistance programs for adults affected by the salmon disaster sometime this week.

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