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My First Job: Alonzo Mourning
03:35 PM EDT
Summer Jobs+ is a call to action for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to provide pathways to employment for young people in the summer of 2012. It's about helping people find their first jobs.
For NBA Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist Alonzo Mourning, it was tough to pick just one experience. Growing up, he spent summers cutting grass, hanging drapes, packing boxes, and parking cars. For him, those first jobs were an opportunity to learn about responsibility -- and how to drive a stick shift.
So far, employers have listed more than 300,000 jobs, mentorships, and other employment opportunities this summer through Summer Jobs+.
You heard about Alonzo Mourning's first jobs. Now go find yours.
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