GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) -- Grand Rapids city leaders are working to get more young people in the city employed.
Mayor George Heartwell shared details of the Mayor's 100 Campaign Thursday night.
The campaign is looking for 100 area businesses that can offer young people ages 15 to 24 meaningful job opportunities.
The city provides grants and a training program to help businesses and young applicants.
"The employer knows that he's getting, or she's getting, a great employee, a trained employee, somebody who's ready to go to work and who understands what it means to be in the workplace," said the Mayor.
Mayor Heartwell is focusing on businesses technology, engineering, science and environmental fields.