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Is Your Teen Ready for a Summer Job?

Jason Alderman | Posted 05.25.2015 | Parents
Jason Alderman

For teenagers, that first summer job is a major gateway to adulthood -- and the eye-opening realities that come with every paycheck.

Why Is It So Impossible To Get A Part-Time Job?

Opemipo Akerele | Posted 06.29.2014 | Teen
Opemipo Akerele

As I pass the halfway-mark of my last semester of high school, I am ecstatic for college, yet slightly sad that I have applied to over 30 jobs and not one employer caught the bait.

I Overcame My Money Fears (And So Can You)

Anelle Mensah | Posted 04.27.2014 | Teen
Anelle Mensah

You do not want limitations placed on you when you are starting to gain freedom, but there will be times when they are necessary. After some thought, I arrived on some methods to bring about some ease to this different and, truthfully, somewhat terrifying idea.

'I Took A Scam Job'

| Posted 10.12.2013 | Teen

By Jianxin Shi This is a teen-written article from our friends at Represent Magazine, a platform for and by young people in foster care. Represent ...

Labor Day Musing

Neale Godfrey | Posted 10.28.2013 | Parents
Neale Godfrey

While I am a strong advocate of teens working a full-time summer job and even some weekend work during the school year, I don't believe that an after-school job is a good idea. Parents, you need to help your children balance work, school and time off.

Jobstacles: For Teens, Soft Skills Are Hard Skills

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.21.2013 | Business
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Ashley Williams Three years ago, when Christian Hernandez was 16 years old, he recorded a joke voicemail greeting. It starts off with, “Hello. ...

Hey, It's OK If You're Working All Summer

Posted 06.11.2013 | Teen

Summertime may call to mind images of afternoons tanning on the beach, lazy days spent with friends, family vacations, and enjoying all that glorious ...

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.

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.

Teens On Reddit Share Their Biggest Dreams

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.25.2012 | Teen

When you're slaving away over a pile of homework and slip into daydream mode, where does your mind wander? Are you penning the next great American nov...

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.

'The Secret Power Of Customer Service Jobs'

| Posted 05.24.2012 | Teen

By Rachael Prokop The jobs available to teenagers seem designed to make you feel powerless. Mechanically stuffing groceries into plastic bags. Serv...

Help Your Kid Get The Right First Job In Six Easy Steps

LearnVest | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home

Even if your kid is still a tot, read on for tasks good for teaching responsibility to younger children, and when to start thinking about encouraging them to work outside the home. It's never too early to start teaching the ethics of hard work!

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...

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.

Youth Unemployment: Are Adults Stealing Teen Jobs?

Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

It's not just adults who are concerned about finding jobs right now: according to a United Nations Report released this week, 75 million people aged ...

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...

Answer Today's Challenges With Our Nation's Youth

Sally T. Prouty | Posted 09.05.2011 | Impact
Sally T. Prouty

The future strength and vitality of our nation depend on what we do for the young men and women of today. Increasingly, however, many of our country's youth face tremendous challenges and disadvantages.

The Big Problem For Young Workers: Getting A Full-Time Job

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK (By Kristina Cooke) - Shanee Greenidge of Boston has been searching for full-time work since she dropped out of high school in 2009 and took ...

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.

Federal Stimulus For Teens: As Youth Unemployment Soars In California, Gov Aid Helps

Sacramento Bee | Gina Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

To combat the highest teen unemployment rates in decades, more than a thousand young people in Sacramento County can count on jobs this summer with th...

Teen Summer Job Market Weakest In More Than 50 Years

New York Times | Peter Goodman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

School is out, and Aaron Stallings, his junior year of high school behind him, wanders the air-conditioned cocoon of the Woodland Hills Mall in search...