With Mother’s Day approaching, some moms may think the best gift would be for their teenager to get a job. However, fewer teens are opting to secure summer employment. In its annual outlook, global outplacement and executive coaching firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. predicts teen hiring will remain stagnant this summer, as more and more teens focus on education, family obligations, and extracurricular activities.

Although over 1 million teens found jobs in June of last year, the strongest hiring numbers for this cohort since 2007, teen hiring fell nearly 4 percent last summer to 1,288,000 jobs gained, according to an analysis of data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics by Challenger.

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