By: Dona DeZube Is your small or mid-size business looking to hire seasonal workers this season? If so, summer hiring will likely be challenging. Is your small company feeling the heat to attract seasonal workers? More are participating in summer education programs or in summer sports leagues. Others are in unpaid internships. Many simply may be doing odd jobs, such as baby-sitting or lawn mowing.
Summer Hiring 2016: How to Attract Seasonal Workers
Fewer teens have summer jobs than in – and the jobs have changed | Pew Research Center
Before you know it, summer vacation will be here. The great American summer is shrinking, and is a few weeks shorter than it was a generation ago. Even still, some teens choose to cash in during their break from school by picking up a summer job. There are plenty of good things about summer employment for teens: learning responsibility, earning money, and learning to manage or save it. Teen summer jobs are far less common than they used to be.
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Summer vacation often looms as a mixed blessing in teenagers' minds: It's an opportunity to relax and have fun with friends, but that often involves activities that cost money. Fortunately, for an enterprising teenage boy, summer offers a wealth of job opportunities to fund those extra activities, support a video game habit, or save for that all-important first car. Teenage boys can often find summer jobs at some of the places they routinely patronize, particularly fast-food restaurants, video game or computer stores, or mall clothing stores.
That first summer job is often a rite of passage for many teens. It's the signal that you're on your way to adulthood, and it's also a way to money to pay for activities, save for a car or put away cash for college. Some jobs will draw on skills you already have. Others may help you test out your ultimate career goals, especially jobs you get once you have a year or two of college under your belt. But you don't have to wait that long to start testing out the job market and even opening your first IRA.