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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!

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-wo...

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 funding, a...

Unemployment Crisis Taking Enormous Toll On Low-Income Teens

Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.10.2011 | Business
Bonnie Kavoussi

In the down economy, skilled adults are applying for the same entry-level positions that students typically fill. As a result, it's next to impossible for many low-income teenagers to find work.

Summer Jobs Hit Record Low In Summer 2010

USA Today | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Only 47.6% of people ages 16 to 24 had jobs in August, the lowest level since the government began keeping track in 1948, the Labor Department said Fr...

Atlanta Kids Spend Summer Improving Their Neighborhood

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Along English Avenue, in one of the poorest neighborhoods in Atlanta, a group of kids are spending the summer working on neighborhood improvement proj...

Democrats Won in Murtha's District on Trade Reform

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

The lesson should be clear: Trade reform is a hugely popular issue on both the left and right. Trade is an issue that candidates can win on in 2010.

COLUMN: Impressive Summer Internship? No, Thanks

The Miscellany News | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

It's winter. Winter at Vassar means claustrophobia, phallic snow sculptures and such low temperatures in the Joss House bathrooms that last week I opt...

Waiter Jason Wu? Lifeguard Betsey Johnson? How Designers Used To Spend Their Summer Vacays | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Before they started showing summer clothes in February and winter clothes in 90-degree weather, designers, like the rest of us, had the months between...

Help Wanted? Not So Much These Days

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jeffrey Shaffer

Should I throw caution to the wind and risk $1.80 on egg carton futures? Any investors out there want to join me?

Top 10 Summer Jobs | Anthony Balderrama | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Job seekers often forget that seasonal jobs aren't only for gift wrappers and department store Santas during the holidays. The warm seasons bring a w...

Many Teens Saying No Thanks To Summer Jobs

CNBC | Joseph Pisani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Employers are looking to hire teenagers this summer, but teens are just not interested. "The biggest problem in recent years has not been the shrinki...