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Summer Jobs

Pilot Lessons

Lorraine Duffy Merkl | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Lorraine Duffy Merkl

Sometimes I purposely make the whirring noise of rapidly spinning propellers to punctuate the fact that like many Manhattan mothers I am called a "helicopter."

5 Ways To Rev Up A Summer Job Search

Posted 08.18.2012 | Fifty

Summer is a fantastic time to jumpstart your job-search efforts because your application will have less competition, plus it offers numerous social events for networking and fine-tuning your elevator pitch.

Empowering And Educating Our Youth Through Summer Jobs

Susan A. Buffett | Posted 10.17.2012 | Impact
Susan A. Buffett

Here in Omaha, we've partnered with two other local foundations, the university and city government to support a summer employment program for youth ages 15-18 with no prior work experience who live in the most impoverished neighborhoods.

You Never Know Where A Job Will Take You

Michael Haberman | Posted 10.03.2012 | New York
Michael Haberman

Summer jobs correlate with increased income and better job security later in life -- by hiring teens, businesses invest in the future.

Summer Jobs Set The Framework For Future Success

Kerry Sullivan | Posted 09.18.2012 | Impact
Kerry Sullivan

This summer, teenagers are going to be looking for work, but about one in five won't find a job. The teen unemployment rate -- currently at 23.7 percent nationally -- is the highest for any group in the U.S.

Early Tax Lessons for Summer Jobs

Mark Steber | Posted 09.16.2012 | Money
Mark Steber

Summer jobs are a great opportunity for young Americans to learn about income taxes, and also to increase their personal financial literacy by understanding that taxes are not just automatic and don't always result in a refund.

July Is Latin for "Don't Think About College"-- Really!

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 09.04.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

Summer vacation may have been designed to let students help out with the crops, but now it offers a chance to recharge, do something different, and remember there's more to the world than the next bell, next text, or next test prep class.

Make Extra Cash This Summer!

Uloop | Posted 09.01.2012 | College
Uloop

In this economy, finding a good paying job is hard so, for most people, minimum wage at a part time isn't enough. Fortunately for you, it's easy enough to make some extra cash in your spare time!

Seven In 10 US Teens Jobless In Summer

AP | HOPE YEN | Posted 08.12.2012 | Teen

WASHINGTON — Once a rite of passage to adulthood, summer jobs for teens are disappearing. Fewer than three in 10 American teenagers now hold jo...

Summer Jobs

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.11.2012 | College
Jeff Danziger

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Learning to Take a Break

Alexis Jane Torre | Posted 08.07.2012 | Teen
Alexis Jane Torre

After working hard for four years to graduate with honors, I finally realized that I don't need to justify why I deserve to sleep in, catch up with friends, and put away my planner this summer.

Summer Giving This Group An Employment Boost

AP | Posted 06.04.2012 | Business

CHICAGO -- At least one age group apparently is faring better in the weak job market: teenagers. Summer employment for teens is off to its strongest ...

10 Things You Get Wrong About Summer Jobs

Posted 05.21.2012 | College

Finding a summer job can be tough, especially with summer rapidly approaching. But we have some advice to help you out, courtesy of career coach Su...

Obama Promises Summer Jobs In Aim To Lure Young Voters

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2012 | Business

By Lily Kuo WASHINGTON, May 2 (Reuters) - The White House pledged on Wednesday to help lower-income youth find summer jobs in a move ...

Woohoo! Summer Job Prospects For Teens Looking Up

The Huffington Post | Marissa Piazzola | Posted 03.28.2012 | Teen

Good news! Just when you thought you might never land a summer job because of the economy, things might be shifting in your favor -- but you'll have t...

Summer Employment: Failures of an Aspiring Greeting Card Writer

Shara Azad | Posted 03.28.2012 | College
Shara Azad

I had never written any greeting card poetry before, but the principal of my high school once described me as "lyrical," which I figured had to count for something. The idea was planted.

Given Right Opportunities, Our Youth Will Shine

Jim Gibbons | Posted 03.13.2012 | Good News
Jim Gibbons

Imagine you're 18 years old and living in a shelter with your mom. While on your way to work, your boss calls. She says you've been selected to speak on a panel at the White House. Oh, and surprise -- you're on in four hours!

Teenage Wasteland: Weak Labor Market Means Youth Struggling To Find Part-Time Jobs

AP | By STEPHANIE REITZ | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

HARTFORD, Conn. -- The economic turmoil that has left many Americans without work is having a disproportionate effect on teenage job-seekers, whose qu...

It's Cold Outside... and I'm Thinking of Summer (Jobs)

Sec. Hilda Solis | Posted 07.23.2012 | Business
Sec. Hilda Solis

My parents were first-generation Latino immigrants. I had six siblings. My family didn't have a lot of money. So to get ahead, we had to work twice as hard. And to find a summer job, we sometimes had to look twice as hard.

Is It OK For Teens To Work During The School Year?

Posted 11.08.2011 | Parents

Dear kindly social worker, they say go earn some dough. Like be a soda jerker, which means like be a schmo. It's not I'm anti-social. I'm only anti-...

Why I'm Not Working This Summer

Olivia Pepper | Posted 09.24.2011 | College
Olivia Pepper

One might imagine that a young adult who blogs for the Huffington Post and attends New York University would end up with a summer job. I don't blame the extremely competitive job market for my unemployment.

What My Kids' Summer Jobs Taught Me About the Job Market

Gene Marks | Posted 09.04.2011 | Business
Gene Marks

Here's the trick to getting a job: if you have a talent that I, as a business owner, can profit from, then you have better shot at getting hired by me. To get skills, you have to invest.

Good Summer Business Ideas for Kids 11-17

Steve Mariotti | Posted 08.09.2011 | Business
Steve Mariotti

With the unemployment rate hovering around 10% and the youth unemployment rate over 30%, it's tougher than ever for an inexperienced teen to land a job and earn extra cash.

Abronzeata Au Pair: From Liberal Arts Co-Ed to Full-Time Help

Kristen Dillman | Posted 07.27.2011 | College
Kristen Dillman

:et my unwanted tan lines earned from nine-hour days in the sun serve as a warning to college co-eds seeking adventure and romance bundled into a summer job: there is little "alla pari," or equal, about working as an au pair.

Summer 2011 To Be Worst For Teen Jobs

Reuters | Posted 07.02.2011 | Business

A record-low one in four U.S. teenagers will land a summer job in the coming months as a result of a still-poor job market and lost federal fundin...