Skip to comments.Teens Are Having a Hard Time Getting Summer Jobs
Posted on 07/10/2014 6:19:36 AM PDT by george76
since working in the summer can predict future job prospects, that matters.
Hires of 16- to 19-year-olds in May and June dropped 12 percent in comparison to last year. The teen unemployment rate has been in decline in the past year
teens who work evenings or summers are more likely to find better jobs and earn more money down the line.
The reason summer jobs can predict future success is that they allow teens to get acquainted with the working world and to expand their networks. Interestingly, it barely matters what the job consists of.
(Excerpt) Read more at theatlantic.com ...
Gotta find jobs for all the refugees streaming up from the south of the border. You can work ‘em hard, short pay them and they won’t dare complain.
Of course, all those illegals are taking them.
“We ain’t rich like y’all, but one day we will be!! Cuz we got Brock OBAMA!!!!”
The silence of the article on the number 1 reason American teens no longer work summer jobs is deafening; immigrants and foreign temporary workers. I live near Williamsburg, VA and take the family around there often. It seems at least half the employees at the water park are foreign youth; it seems kids from Turkey are the hot commodity this year. Same thing at the restaurant we ate at; all the temporary hires to work the summer tourist season are foreigners. Don’t say this is due to Americans not wanting to work. There is William & Mary Univ in town and I am sure plenty of those students would like to earn some money working summer jobs as I used to.
When I was 13 in 1968 I mowed lawns, collected soda bottles and did odd jobs for people in my small town of less than 400 in rural MISSISSIPPI.
Work is there if you want it....................
I wonder if this article has any relationship to this one?
Jeff Flake Sen-R AZ
Flake, the guest of the shows occasionally occurring Center Seat segment, admitted the rise of a populist movement opposing any immigration reform movement that included a version of amnesty. However, he admitted to being perplexed as to why theres such an opposition stating theres a need for not only low-skill labor particularly in the agricultural areas and hospitality areas, but high-skill labor of those in the STEM fields.
Somehow I think there is a real correlation here... /S
I guess the operative word there is "most".
If the man can't even correctly define the words "smidgeon" or "corruption", how can we be sure he knows the meaning of the word "most"
I have been reading the same headline and story every year since 1968. You’re right, work is there if you want it. It was then and is now.
Oh, I forgot to mention I HAD A PAPER ROUTE TOO!.....................
It's because gov isn't about US citizens anymore. It's about dirty deals between the DC crowd and globalists to enrich and empower them. The rest of us? We're a cash crop for the elite.
The good news is US citizens are finally catching on. The bad news is any turnaround is going to be painful.
I don't think a lot of kids these days even think of summer employment at all. In fact, I'd suggest that there are large sectors of the U.S. economy that would prefer NOT to see kids work in the summers. The entire economy of many summer resort destinations, for example, revolves around young people spending weeks or months there, spending all of Mom and Dad's money they can possibly get their hands on.
Americans Lose While Immigrants Gain
American-born workers have had a net loss in jobs since 2000, while all of the job growth since then has gone to immigrants
Consider that the “usual” June spike in part time jobs happened. There were 799,000 part time jobs were created (and 523,000 fulltime jobs lost for a net gain of 288,000 jobs)
So this year, the part time jobs DIDNT go to highschool and college kids looking for Summer work. Who, then, took them?
Part of the answer is buried out in the BLS June jobs report, showing that 275,000 of the part time jobs were for involuntary part time workers: workers who wanted full time work, but were unable to find it and having to settle for part time work.
The takeaway, therefore, is that kids looking for Summer job are in competition with and being shut out by older displaced fulltime workers.
Well, they voted for change... guess they should have read the fine print:
I’ve said it before. Nursing homes are desperate for CNA’s, and they pay $9 + per hour.