When I was a teenager finding a summer job was never a problem. It was common to see my friends life guarding at the local public pool, babysitting, or mowing lawns and I even spent one summer shelving books at the local library (true story) at the time there was always some type of work available for teens. However with time, comes change, and with our economy constantly in flux these last many years have not been so kind to the teenage job search. It just may be this year the job market is on the mend and looking bright for jobs for teenagers.
Job growth in 2013 has been on the rise making it much easier for teenage summer jobs to be found.
Managers who plan to hire hourly summer workers expect to add an average of 30 workers this year, up from 27 last year, according to a survey conducted on behalf of the job placement company Snagajob. NBC News
Employers are likely to hire teenagers because usually they will not be required to supply health benefits not to mention teens can be given salaries less than a more experienced worker.
So when your teenagers starts hounding you for a new CD, movie tickets, or those new shoes everyone else is already wearing – you may want to recommend they find a job. Employers are hiring plus the more job experience your teenagers get now the more it will benefit them later in life. I can say it honestly, mine did and it did for my own children as well. And it’s a well known fact a summer job gives our teens more confidence and self-esteem.
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