What one teen worker is looking for in a job this summer

Jun 4, 2021
Aneesha Edwards in Lexington, Kentucky, is spending her last summer before college working in retail, where customer traffic is steadier than food service.
"I've always been of the mind that you should work food service or retail at some point to understand what people have to go through," says Aneesha Edwards, above.
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Teenagers in search of summer jobs are in luck

Jun 1, 2021
A tight labor market has brought teen employment to its highest level in a decade.
So far, white adolescents have seen the biggest gains in employment this year.
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U.S. releases more temporary visas to meet seasonal worker demand

May 25, 2021
Employers can now apply for 22,000 additional H-2B visas. Businesses who hire seasonal workers say they're more crucial than ever.
The hospitality sector, from dining to amusement parks, is a key draw for seasonal workers.
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Summer has arrived. Lots of summer jobs have not.

Jun 23, 2020
The pandemic has made it harder for younger workers to find seasonal jobs
Summer jobs, like those of camp counselors, will most likely be harder to come by this year.
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Even high schoolers are feeling economic uncertainty

May 4, 2020
High school senior Vivienne Dragun was planning on working to save money for college this fall. Now with the coronavirus crisis, she's not so sure.
Vivienne Dragun, a student in Midland, Texas. "This is one of the biggest years of my life," she said.
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Teens are too focused on summer school to work summer jobs

Jul 8, 2019
Teens haven't returned to the workforce after being pushed out by the recession a decade ago.
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Back to school in August? Tourism businesses not happy

Sep 5, 2016
In some states, a pre-Labor Day school start is banned; but schools are pushing back.
Scheduling the first day of school can be tricky.
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Lessons you learned working in food service for the summer

Aug 5, 2016
Sasha Obama's summer job inspired us to ask you about your past food-service gigs.
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Why more teens are finding summer jobs

Jul 12, 2012
Employers are hiring more teens for summer jobs than in past years, possibly because older workers who were desperate for any work are finding better jobs themselves.

Some parts of U.S. experiencing lifeguard shortage

Jun 29, 2012
From Tulsa to Minneapolis, cities are having a hard time finding enough people to work summer lifeguard jobs.