Monday, November 7, 2011

Fed's Rosengren encourages the use of Chamber Intern Connect

In an article in the Boston Herald today, Boston Federal Reserve President Eric Rosengren spoke about the current unemployment rate and its disparities within educational attainment and race. As stated in the article, Rosengren dispelled the argument that students aren’t learning the right skills to succeed in the workforce. He also stated, “Those with no high school diploma have less than half the median income, and those with just a high school diploma (no college experience) have about three-quarters of the median income. And those with professional degrees have more than twice the median income.”

As such, Rosengren encouraged the use of Chamber Intern Connect, a program that came out of the partnership between the Fed and the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce which connects college students to Boston-area employers.

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