Huntington Beach, CA (PRWEB) January 19, 2012
Key indicators point to an improving economy in 2012, stimulating job growth and an acceleration in hiring. Teens4Hire.org says this signals more potential job opportunities that adult (18-19) and minor (14-17) teens can fill. Teens should get ready now to compete for the openings.
A Bloomberg article, “Hiring Logjam Breaks as CEOs Plan Fastest U.S. Growth Since 2006”, says wide swaths of CEOs are optimistic the economy will continue to strengthen and more workers will be needed to meet demand. Job openings are a welcome relief to all job seekers and can trickle down to more opportunities teens could fill if, teens are prepared to compete.
Renée Ward, founder of Teens4Hire.org and an advocate for teen employment says, “For the past decade, statistics show 3 out of 4 teens who wanted to work could not land jobs. They were stymied by a lackluster job market and having to compete with older adults who were willing to accept the type of jobs traditionally held by teens, as well as, the same rate of pay.”
Ward continues, “We have a free membership service where teens can find a list of entry level openings in their local area but it won’t do them much good if they are not prepared to compete with older adults for those positions. Businesses complain that teens are not prepared to work and don’t have the means or inclination to train young adults in work place fundamentals.”
To meet this need, in the spring Teens4Hire.org will offer a premium membership that includes a package of services designed to get teens ready for the workplace and armed to compete with older adults for openings. Premium membership will include an online job readiness and certification program, resume development, how-to eBooks on networking, interviewing, and other services.
Teens4Hire.org will celebrate its 10th anniversary of official launch next month. “We’ve evolved to become the #1 recruitment site for U.S. teens”, Ward says. “We enable employers to find ambitious ready to work teens and prepares teens for the workplace to improve their ability to land a job.”
Internships (paid and nonpaid) are proliferating. Now is the time to get them. Young adults can find openings in a plethora of industries from computer technology to fashion. Traditional summer jobs in quick service restaurant/casual dining, leisure/hospitality, and retail will also be available.
To help expose internships to the broadest number of young adults possible, Teens4Hire.org will allow any recognizable national business to promote their openings free of charge in February 2012.
In addition, Teens4Hire.org has joined President Obama and the U.S. Department of Labor in their 2012 Summer Jobs+ campaign to encourage more businesses to hire young adults from low-income families. The goal is to reach 250,000 placements in paid and nonpaid opportunities.
Ward says, “We catch young people at the moment “they” feel they are ready to work. It is at this time that young people make critical choices that affect their transition into adulthood and shape their perceptions about the world of work. Work experience at this stage in life is critical, and people who spend a large share of their young adult years unemployed have a hard time finding and keeping a job later in life.”
Teens4Hire.org polls show that 80% of teens 14-19 want paying jobs. Teens crave paid work-based learning experiences such as internships, co-ops and apprenticeships that make education relevant and interesting and let them explore career options. But for pay, teens are willing to work as housekeepers and gardeners too. They need the income for necessities such as school supplies, transportation, phones, clothing, college savings and in many cases to help support their entire family.
More helpful information can be found in the RESOURCES area of Teens4Hire.org to help teens land a job, get work experience and/or explore other ways to earn money.
As a quick reference, check out:
Get Ready for the Workplace
Top 10 Tips to Land a Job
Top 10 Tips on How to Write a Resume
Job Titles/Positions Suitable for Teens
Best Things to Do if You Can’t Land a Job
Officially launched February 15, 2002, Teens4Hire.org is the #1 low-cost resource for recruiting the U.S. high school and college age group online. Find eager-to-work young adult candidates today!
Teens4Hire.org is published by The Forward Group, a privately held company that also publishes Seniors4Hire.org, a career center for those 50 and older, as a public service.