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Teen Employment

Deceptive minimum wage rhetoric won't help working poor

Dale Hansen | Posted 07.28.2014 | Detroit
Dale Hansen

Over the past year there have been many discussions surrounding the minimum wage, and whether now is the time to raise it. Fast food workers went on s...

7 Things No One Tells You About Your First Job

tv | Posted 07.10.2013 | Teen

By Elisa Mala Every job comes with its ups, downs, and growing pains. And however confident the girl in the cubicle next to you seems, trust us: Sh...

Teen Confidence in Summer Job Prospects Hot, But Could Cool Off

Jack E. Kosakowski | Posted 07.22.2013 | Business
Jack E. Kosakowski

Summer is around the corner, temperatures are heating up, and teens are getting ready for that quintessential rite of passage: the summer job. But times have changed.

Black Teen Unemployment Rate Rises

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 03.08.2013 | Business

The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent in February, the Labor Department reported on Friday. That's still rather high, but it's nothing compar...

Can This Helicopter Mom Change Her Ways?

Lisa Belkin | Posted 10.21.2012 | Parents
Lisa Belkin

I often say that I have never actually met a helicopter parent. At least not one who describes themself that way. Everyone KNOWS a helicopter parent -- one who hovers and intrudes and smothers -- but they are always someone ELSE. I can't say that anymore.

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 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 ...

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.

Giving Teens a Place in Our Community

Judith Sandalow | Posted 02.11.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Being a teenager today is confusing. On one hand, we know that it is developmentally appropriate and healthy for teens to seek new challenges. On the other, we don't offer them enough opportunities to be relevant in their communities.

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...

Ignore the Teen Employment Problem at Your Peril

Andrew Sum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Andrew Sum

The deep deterioration in teen employment over the past decade will have severe adverse consequences for them (and the rest of the nation) in the future. We ignore this problem at our peril.

Employment Among Teens Historically Low, Adults May Be To Blame

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The drama of teen employment unfolds in front of Sue Paustenbach almost daily at Maciano's Pizzeria and Pastaria on Eola Road in Aurora. In additio...