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Teens4Hire.org Celebrates 20 Years of Assisting Jobless American Teens -- Yet Teen Employment Lower Today than 20 Years Ago

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When Teens4Hire.org began its service in 2002 the labor force participation rate (LFPR) for teens 16-19 years of age was 47.6%. Today it has plummeted to 36.9% according to Fred Economic Research Data. A poll on Teens4Hire.org confirms that most teenagers want paying jobs but have never held one.  Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Teens4Hire.org works diligently to fulfill its mission as the leading nationwide online job and career center for American teens. Over the past two decades Teens4Hire.org has served millions of visitors and connected hundreds of thousands of teens with visionary companies such as UCLA Healthcare, UPS Store, Honey Baked Ham, Golf Club of Houston, FEMA’s AmeriCorps, Pappa Roti, Trees Atlanta, Grady’s Family Fun Park, ReStore, Minnesota Travel Authority, and others. In addition to fulfilling job vacancies, companies support teenagers by providing a positive experience where the teen can learn life skills and build character. Kenneth Lucas, a five-year em

Teens4Hire.org, is a nationwide 501c3 nonprofit that prepares adult and minor teens for the workplace so companies want to hire, promote, and retain them.

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  --- Online since 2002, Teens4Hire.org has worked  to bridge gaps between young workers  and companies facing talent shortages .    

No one will “give” you a job. You have to earn one.

We have been bombarded with phone calls and emails from teens who—want Teens4Hire.org to “GIVE” them a paying job. This may sound silly to some of you. Unfortunately for others they are serious. For those of you in the later category, I hate to break this to you but Teens4Hire.org does NOT give out jobs. In fact, no one does! You have to EARN a job. You earn a job by first preparing yourself for employment. By 14 years of age you should know how to: Read with understanding, Communicate with good grammar verbally in English and in writing, Do basic math accurately (add, subtract, multiply and divide), Take and follow directions, Get along with others. Beyond that, you should have some sense of what you ‘can’ do as well as what you would ‘like’ to do. Once you have some idea of what you can and would like to do, identify places in your immediate neighborhood where you’d want to work. Be realistic. If you don’t have a car or public transportation, don’t consider a job th

Jobs for Teens in Fast Food, Casual Dining, Ice Cream and Juice Chains

Teens4Hire.org's Editorially Selected Places That Traditionally Hire Teens for Jobs among Fast Food, Casual Dining Restaurant, Ice Cream and Juice Chains; Fast Food Chains Subway Minimum age for employment: Generally 16+, sometimes lower depending upon franchisee and location. http://www.subway.com/subwayroot/AboutSubway/Employment/index.aspx McDonald’s Minimum age for employment: Generally 16+, sometimes lower depending upon franchisee and location. http://www.mcdonalds.com/usa/work.html Sonic Minimum age for employment: Generally 16+, sometimes lower depending upon franchisee and location. http://www.sonicdrivein.com/business/careers/index.jsp Pizza Hut Minimum age for employment: 16 http://www.pizzahut.com/Careers/ Taco Bell Minimum age for employment: Generally 16+, sometimes lower depending upon franchisee and location. http://www.tacobell.com/careers/ Burger King Minimum age for employment: 16 http://www.bk.com/CompanyInfo/careers.aspx Wendy’s Min

Jobs for Teens in Amusement, Theme, Water and Entertainment Parks

Teens4Hire.org's Editorially Selected Places that traditionally hire teens among Amusement, Theme, Water and Entertainment Parks Minimum age for employment: Generally starts at 14+ California Adventure City Balboa Fun Zone Belmont Park Boomers/Camelot/Family Fun Centers Castle Amusement Park Children's Fairyland Disneyland/Disney's California Adventure Fairytale Town Funderland Gilroy Gardens Theme Park Great America Knott's Berry Farm Legoland Mountasia Family Fun Center Nut Tree Family Park Pacific Park Pharaohs Lost Kingdom Pier 39 Pixie Woods Pixieland Amusement Park Rotary Storyland & Playland Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk Scandia Amusement Park SeaWorld Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Six Flags Magic Mountain Sonoma Traintown Studio Park Hollywood Trees of Mystery Universal Studios Hollywood Florida Adventure Island Adventure Landing Aquatica Big Kahuna's Boomers Busch Gardens, Tampa Bay Cypress Gardens Dinosaur World