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  • By Ron Meyer, Young America's Foundation

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    THallSummerJobsLast week, we learned that the Obama administration (via the Department of Labor plans to unilaterally launch a new "Summer Jobs+" program for young people.

    Frankly, it's about time the administration acknowledged the dour jobs environment it has created for young people, but "Summer Jobs+" adds little relief to America's youth.

    The jobs and internships being advertised already exist in the private sector, and the only real change is that the Obama administration will stop prosecuting private companies for offering unpaid internships.

    Does the administration think we forgot about their actions in 2010? That summer, the acting director of the Department of Labor's wage and hour division, Nancy J. Leppink, demonized unpaid internships, saying:

    If you're a for-profit employer or you want to pursue an internship with a for-profit employer, there aren't going to be many circumstances where you can have an internship and not be paid and still be in compliance with the law.

    Now, Leppink-who is now the deputy administrator of the wage and hour division-has put this rhetoric to rest in order to pad the Obama administration's jobs figures.

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