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 »
By Tami Luhby
NEW YORK -- Faced with greater demand but dwindling dollars, cities are leaning more on local employers to hire teens.
Boston, Philadelphia and Baltimore are among the places that have put hundreds more young people in private-sector jobs for the summer thanks to aggressive lobbying by mayors... Read More »
By Annalyn Censky
NEW YORK -- As the jobs crisis drags on, high unemployment could permanently damage the economic prospects of the world's youngest workers, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development warned Tuesday.
A lack of jobs for workers ages 15 to 24 could create a "scarring effect"... Read More »
Summer 2012 may well be the season of the teen job recovery. After two years of unrelenting bad news for teens, and the daunting current statistic of 24.6 percent teen unemployment, the job market is finally looking promising for those aged 16 to 19.
Almost 160,000 teens between those ages found summer jobs in... 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 »
By Carla K. Johnson
A bleak outlook for summer employment for Illinois teenagers includes the loss of 18,000 jobs because of state budget cuts and the end of federal stimulus money, youth advocates said Monday.
That's on top of a predicted new low for teen employment across the nation: Only one in four U.S.... Read More »
A 10-year-old Colorado girl is following the family tradition of wrestling alligators at the family farm, and has even trained U.S. soldiers in the art of tackling the deadly predators.
It's not a job for the squeamish, but Samantha Young can handle getting on the back of an 5-foot, 60-pound alligator and... Read More »
The summer job has long been considered a rite of passage for American teenagers but sluggish job growth has made securing employment – for anyone – a job itself.
With work hard to come by in most sectors of the economy, college students and graduates are snapping up work that was... Read More »