George Allen may not have had much of a chance to attract newcomers to his local sports team last week during the college football draft but his success in finding jobs for the area's needy youths this summer proves the Redskin coach is not yet over the bill.
Washington area employers notified Allen and his subordinates in the past two weeks that they will make available 9,461 jobs this summer, including 3,109 new hires and 6,352 persons rehired from work last summer or inservice training.
Altogether, in a campaign that still has four weeks to run, summer jobs officials are seeking commitments for 33,000 jobs - slightly more than the 32,684 job openings registered here last summer.
Allen is general chairman of the drive sponsored by the Metropolitan Washington Board of Trade and the National Alliance of Businessmen. Telephone solicitors on loan from area firms are scheduled to contact 40,000 employers during the drive.
Youths are identified as needy if their families are on public welfare, near the poverty level in family income or if the youth must have a job to remain in school.
To qualify, the youths must be between the ages of 16 and 21 and in school. To Tashima, personnel director for the accounting firm of Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., is chairman of the summer jobs support committee.