Original Article: http://news.investors.com/economy/050914-700380-teen-job-crisis-mirrors-…

“‘Today more and more teens are encouraged to get other kinds of alternative experiences,” said John Challenger, CEO of the outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas. “Going to work in the local retail store, like we used to, is not as valuable.”

Challenger cites all kinds of activities that are growing priorities for teens, including volunteer work, traveling, summer school and internships. It’s not clear that they are better than traditional types of teen jobs, he said, but ‘the fact of the matter is that it’s changed and that’s probably both good and bad.'”

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