Another bit of good news is the rise in the stock market has helped older workers near or at retirement age to see a nice increase in their 401k plans which gives many seniors the opportunity to bypass taking low wage part-time positions (traditionally held by teens) solely for needed income.
Overall, businesses complain that teens are not prepared to work and don’t have the means or inclination to train young adults in work place fundamentals. To address this need, Teens4Hire.org offers a premium membership option that includes a package of services designed to get teens ready for the workplace, certified and prepared to compete for openings.
In addition to the free resources the site provides, it has a new interview series, “My First Job”, profiling the first job stories of successful people. Teens seeking work can get tips that they can use today from these interviews.
Teens4Hire.org polls show that 80% of teens 14-19 want paying jobs. Teens crave paid work-based learning experiences such as internships, co-ops and apprenticeships that make education relevant and interesting and let them explore career options. But for pay, teens are willing to work as housekeepers and gardeners too.
Teens need the income for necessities such as school supplies, transportation, phones, clothing, college tuition and in many cases to help support their entire family.
Ward says, “We catch young people at the moment “they” feel they are ready to work. It is at this time that young people make critical choices that affect their transition into adulthood and shape their perceptions about the world of work. Work experience at this stage in life is critical, and people who spend a large share of their young adult years unemployed have a hard time finding and keeping a job later in life.”
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Officially launched February 15, 2002, Teens4Hire.org is the #1 resource for recruiting the U.S. high school and college age group online. Find eager-to-work young adult candidates today!