Indiana using stimulus money to create park jobs

Summer is right around the corner, and the Hoosier State is using some federal stimulus money to create summer jobs.

About $24-million will be used to hire 2,000 young adults to improve parks, trails, and natural habitats.

The jobs are for 16 to 24-year-olds with family incomes at or below the federal poverty level.

That is about $23,000 for a family of four.

The jobs will pay $8.50 an hour.

Governor Mitch Daniels said Tuesday that preference will be given to those currently receiving unemployment benefits and veterans.

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