Monday, May 20, 2013
Ways for Teens to Earn Money This Summer
It's summer, and the buck stops here for many teens. The break is the perfect opportunity for teens to get their feet wet in becoming gainfully employed. In addition to getting workplace experience, the income can also ease the burden on Mom and Dad's purse. Although summer jobs were a dime a dozen decades ago, it's not as easy for young adults to land a summer gig with job market being as saturated by unemployed adults. Positions such as bag boys and fast food cashiers are now going to adults who need the money to keep a roof over their heads. According to the Center for Labor Market Studies, only one in four teens between 16 and 19 will have a summer job. Even more discouraging is that many parents rely on their teen children to help pay the bills. That's not to say that teens still can't find a way to earn extra income. The first step is to contact the local government for upcoming job fairs. These are a great opportunity for networking.