It’s that time of year again – time to swap out sweaters for t-shirts, snow boots for sandals – and for many teens – time to put down the school supplies and take up a summer job. But this year, that transition might not be so easy.
A recent report released by KARE 11 News reveals that although the summer weather is heating up, the summer job market for teens is cooling down. In fact, teens are feeling the impact of the unemployment crunch more significantly than older workers, as the jobs that typically went to teens in the past have been cut or are now going to adults with more job experience.
For teens looking for work in this tough economic climate, it might be time to get creative. If your neighborhood Applebee’s isn’t hiring, maybe it’s time to see who in your neighborhood is. That is, someone in your neighborhood is likely looking for a babysitter, a dog walker, or someone to mow their lawn every week – so if you’re looking to fill up your piggy bank this summer, it might be time to look just down the block.