CAR RENTAL SERVICE—Kendric Moore, of Verona, left, speaking with BJ Wise and Jill Thomas of Enterprise Car Rental. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

CAR RENTAL SERVICE—Kendric Moore, of Verona, left, speaking with BJ Wise and Jill Thomas of Enterprise Car Rental. (Photos by J.L. Martello)

“The greatest public program the government can provide minorities is a job.”

PRESIDENT JOHN F. KENNEDY

NEED (the Negro Educational Emergency Drive) recently celebrated its 10th annual Workforce Diversity Fair for local employers and college students to determine if there were internship opportunities for the summer.

President John F. Kennedy once said the greatest public program the government can provide minorities is a job. For 53 years, beginning the year of his assassination, NEED has supported more than 23,000 deserving young people by providing nearly $25.7 million in scholarships. NEED’s vision is to unlock the power of education by helping youth meet their highest potential and enhance their quality of life, thereby strengthening the Pittsburgh regional economy.

GIANT EAGLE—Kendre Crawford-Blue and Teona Ringgold speaking with Ronelle Robinson about jobs opportunities at Giant Eagle.

GIANT EAGLE—Kendre Crawford-Blue and Teona Ringgold speaking with Ronelle Robinson about jobs opportunities at Giant Eagle.

Pittsburgh is seen by some to be a very nepotistic city where connections are everything. Many African Americans in Pittsburgh do not have the privilege of being born into families that can provide connections to jobs that can lead to meaningful careers. That can help explain why minority job opportunities are limited.

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