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Aided by a tax break, business works to create jobs for youths

Aided by a tax break, business works to create jobs for youths

It looked like a cleanup crew's nightmare: a noisy throng of students brandishing cans of bright-colored spray paint on San Francisco's Civic Center plaza. The youngsters were not vandals, however; they were job seekers. It was the city's third annual Paint-In, and the resulting graffiti, scrawled on large white placards destined for the municipal bus fleet, beseeched Bay Area businesses to participate in Mayor Dianne Feinstein's summer jobs program, aimed at the city's approximately 15,000 out-of-school and out-of-work young people. And for...

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