It's no secret that employers have been slow to staff up. The unemployment rate has inched down only recently to 7.5 percent. But a new analysis suggests that a significant number of employers plan to hire temp workers for the summer.
On Thursday, CareerBuilder released its annual summer hiring forecast, which... Read More »
Getting a summer job is a rite of passage for many young people. In addition to earning wages to help pay for tuition or make car payments, it's where many first-time employees learn the fundamentals of work -- showing up on time, teamwork, communicating effectively, managing workloads and more. But summer jobs... Read More »
Home Depot Inc. said it will hire 10,000 additional seasonal workers for its key spring selling season as it sees higher sales growth during the period. The home-improvement retailer said it will hire 80,000 seasonal workers this year, 14 percent more than it hired last year. Read More »
By Lindsay Olson
If you took a summer job to make a little extra cash but figured once fall began you'd be done with it, consider this: That summer job just might be your ticket to full-time work. Employers take less risk in hiring you for the summer, but can see how reliable you are for more permanent... Read More »
By Brittany Hurban
Teens might think their summer break is the perfect time to sleep-in, hit the pool and hang out with friends, but parents probably have a different image of how their kids should fill the time: a summer job.
Summer jobs allow teenagers to dip their toes into the working world, earn a... Read More »
As the days get longer and the weather warmer, many yearn to leave the constraints of their offices or cubicles and enjoy the outdoors. But if you're unemployed during the summer months, chances are you'd be happy to trade in the open spaces for the office. Read More »
She was 17 when she got her first job, at a Burger King. Soon after, her older married supervisor allegedly followed her around, touched her, asked her about her virginity, told her to have sex with him and other male employees, and asked how much that would cost. The young woman complained to management, but... Read More »
By Tami Luhby
The job market might be getting better ... but not for teens.
Their unemployment rate remains above 20 percent for the 40th month in a row, the first time this has happened since the government started keeping records in 1948. Read More »
President Obama plans to unveil a summer-jobs initiative Thursday to help create more employment opportunities for youth in the face of congressional inaction on the president's signature job-creation legislation.
In a statement, the White House says that the federal government is working with the private... Read More »
By Robert DiGiacomo
With so-called "staycations" common in these sluggish economic times, Las Vegas, Miami and other tourism spots that cater to out-of-town visitors may not be the best bets for summer employment.
Vegas and Miami rank among the worst places to find work, with seven people on average vying... Read More »
Contrary to popular belief, there is a cure for the summertime blues -- especially if you're unemployed. This summer, one in three employers in the hospitality and leisure industry intend to hire more help, according to the latest quarterly Manpower survey. That's far more hiring than any other industry. Read More »
I vividly remember the summer of 1968. All hell was breaking loose all over the world. Meanwhile, I was comfortably ensconced in a teenage cocoon. A hormonal bubble. Sixteen and raging. In the spring of my sophomore year of high school, we had moved one contiguous suburb of Milwaukee west-from New Berlin to... Read More »
Jamba Juice wants to put 2,500 youth to work this summer in support of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Summer Jobs USA Initiative. It looks like the teen outlook for work during the school break just got brighter, thanks to fruit smoothies and the U.S. government.
Launched in April, the Summer Jobs... Read More »