2016 Summer Job Outlook for Teens by Teens4Hire.org

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There’s a great deal of angst swirling around what jobs will open up this summer that teens 14-19 could fill. For teens that are prepared and assertive, doors will open, says Renée Ward, founder of Teens4Hire.org.

Ward says there are job openings that peak during the summer months that teens can fill and if a teenager is self-motivated, prepared and assertive they can land a job this summer.

There’s a great deal of angst swirling around what jobs will open up this summer that teens 14-19 could fill. For teens that are prepared and assertive, doors will open, says Renée Ward, founder of Teens4Hire.org.

Ward says there are job openings that peak during the summer months that teens can fill and if a teenager is self-motivated, prepared and assertive they can land a job this summer. Now is the time to get ready. Teens4Hire.org has published a yearly job outlook for teens since the site began in 2002.

So, what jobs peak in the summer that teens could fill?
Here is Teens4Hire.org’s Top 10

  • City, County, State and other government-run Youth Programs
  • Vacation and tourism spots
  • Hotels/Resorts
  • Parks and recreational areas
  • Swimming pools, golf courses and campground facilities
  • Day and summer camps
  • Amusement/Theme/Entertainment parks
  • Museums, Zoos and Aquariums
  • Airport concession firms
  • Childcare and eldercare providers
  • Health care facilities
  • Business services (including)
  • Moving and packing companies
  • Pool and spa companies
  • Lawn care and other maintenance companies
  • Construction companies
  • Movie theaters
  • Fast food and restaurant establishments (including)
  • Ice cream parlors, & juice bars
  • Clothing and accessory stores

Ward goes on to say postings on her site for positions that teens could fill have grown. One of the areas most impacted are companies looking to hire someone with social media knowledge and skills.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks the national unemployment rate. The 16-19 year old unemployment rate has improved since 2010 meaning that those who want jobs can probably land one. Hard data on those 14-15 who also seek jobs is anecdotal at best. However, every single one of Teens4Hire.org’s 3.5 million members want a job, says Ward

As always, experience will trump inexperience. Adult teens (18-19) have an advantage over minor teens (14-17) in getting a job. That’s because older teens may be more mature, have prepped themselves better and/or already have some work experience.

In addition to the free resources the site provides, it has an interview series, “My First Job”, profiling the first job stories of successful people. Teens seeking work can get tips that they can use today from these interviews.

Ward adds, “If you look for the “Now Hiring” signs in the window, you’ll find them.”

As a quick reference, check out:
Get Ready for the Workplace
http://www.teens4hire.org/Employment/ready_workplace.aspx
Top 10 Tips to Land a Job
http://www.teens4hire.org/Employment/jobtips.aspx
Top 10 Tips on How to Write a Resume
http://www.teens4hire.org/Employment/resource_resume_tips.aspx
Job Titles/Positions Suitable for Teens
http://www.teens4hire.org/Employment/job_titles.aspx
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Officially launched February 15, 2002, Teens4Hire.org is the #1 resource for recruiting the U.S. high school and college age group online. Find eager-to-work young adult candidates today!

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