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Teens are having a hard time getting summer jobs

Joe Pinsker / July 11, 2014 / www.theatlantic.com

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Teens are having a hard time getting summer jobs

Summer jobs provide opportunities for teens to experience the working world and start to develop professional networks, according to a recent University of British Columbia study, helping them to get better jobs and earn more money later in life. Which is why a new report from Challenger, Gray & Christmas on teens’ summer employment in the United States is concerning. According to the report, hires of 16- to 19-year-olds in May and June dropped 12 percent compared to 2013. Joe Pinsker at The Atlantic takes a closer look.

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