President Obama is urging cooperation in promoting summer and year-round youth jobs initiatives.

The president held a conference call Thursday with mayors, businesses and non-profit leaders across the country, including Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski.

"POTUS has some good ideas on business community partnerships we may be able to implement here," Pawlowski said in a tweet, adding that he will work on putting together a summer jobs program for Allentown.

A spokesman for Pawlowski could provide no further details about the mayor's plans.