Hillary Clinton to announce new jobs initiative aimed at hiring, training young workers

DENVER – Hillary Rodham Clinton is making an economic pitch for youth employment, announcing a set of partnerships aimed at training and hiring young people.

Clinton is announcing a project called “Job One” at the Clinton Global Initiative America meeting Tuesday to focus on hiring, training and mentoring teens and young adults. The 10 companies involved include The Gap, JPMorgan Chase, Microsoft and Marriott.

The project also aims to recruit small businesses to address youth employment and creates an action network for companies to partner with the Clinton Global Initiative on jobs.

The announcement in Denver comes as the potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate has faced criticism from Republicans that her family’s wealth and prestige have insulated her from the economic problems facing average Americans.