Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Summer jobs for teens--don't count on it
Hope Yen, AP, says summer jobs are disappearing—people grab them for underemployment—underemployment now being a goal.
I also read the unions are going to organize the unemployed—they might want to check into how we will pay those dues.
These days only 3 out of 10 teens have a summer job. This is the lowest since World War II.
Supposedly this is because kids are at pre-college camp or something. I sort of doubt that.
In truth, upper income white teens are more likely to have summer employment.
Starting work in HS leads to good work habits.
I say start a lawn mowing business—if your area does not have a bunch of loony rules and regs preventing it.
Even then you may be crowded out by older people or immigrants.
So print up a babysitting card at Vistaprint.com. Get out there. Hustle.
By the way--it's already summer!