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Flint Water Works initiative to hire teens, young adults to fight water crisis

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Craig Coney is the president of the Genesee, Shiawasee, and Thumb Michigan Works.

"Very happy to have something like this come into our community. Especially with what's going on now with the water crisis," Coney said.

On Sunday, Flint Mayor Karen Weaver announced an initiative to hire young, unemployed Flint residents ages 16 to 24 to be a part of the Flint Water Works initiative, aimed at getting more youth real work experience while battling the water crisis at the same time.

"Be ready to work and get some additional skills built as a young person. That's great to have on your resume," Coney said. "To deal with the water distribution, nutritional education information going out to folks, and having a safe water infrastructure."

Michigan Works is one of many organizations partnering with Flint to select 100 young people to be a part of the program. Coney said he expects positions to be filled later on in the spring.

"All of us are gearing up now to identify youth that would be eligible for that opportunity coming up this summer," Coney said.

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