Teen Employment

Seven Unusual Summer Jobs

Teenagers seeking summer employment are expected to enjoy a better job market this year, according to a recent outlook by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

While most of the available jobs are in traditional places, such as retail, recreation, and food service, teenagers should look for employment off the beaten path, advises John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.

CBS MoneyWatch: Prospects improving for teens looking for summer jobs

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"'It is not that young people have gotten progressively lazier. In fact, it is quite the opposite," said Challenger. 'They are spending more time on homework, extracurricular activities, and summer educational and personal development programs. All of these factors take away from time that used to be spent in a traditional job.'"

2014 Teen Summer Jobs Update: Strong Spring Stunted Summer Growth

More teenagers found jobs in July compared to a year ago, but it was not enough to lift the overall summer hiring total above last year’s levels, according to an analysis of government employment data by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

Employment among the nation’s 16- to 19-year-olds increased by 419,000 in July, a 16 percent improvement from the 361,000 teens hired in July 2013.

Investor's Business Daily: Share Of Teenagers Working Tumbles 42% Since 2000

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"'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."

Analysis: Participation Rate Data Largely Skewed by Teens

Much attention has been given to record-low participation rates in the wake of the Great Recession. The latest data indicate that only 62.5 percent of non-institutionalized working age adults are employed or actively seeking employment. The remaining 37.5 percent, so the story goes, is so frustrated with the lack of opportunities that this group has simply dropped out of the labor market.

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