“Teens that want to work now have a way to prove or certify that they are willing, prepared and ready to work, to maximize their employability,” says Ward.
Huntington Beach, CA. (PRWEB) May 29, 2010
In direct response to comments from companies reluctant to hire teens for summer and part-time jobs, Teens4Hire.org partners with “The A Game” , a stellar online work readiness and certification program for teens and young adults. The program is designed to improve their employability and success in the workplace.
“Companies complain to us that the youth of today are not prepared, ready or even truly willing to work,” says Renee Ward, founder of Teens4Hire.org, a web site devoted to helping teens land jobs. “They say teens lack the right attitude, skills and work ethic which makes the company reluctant to hire a teenager especially a minor teen.”
To compete, Ward says parents, teachers, job counselors, and employers should invest and encourage teens to get ready for the workplace and sign up for “The A Game” via Teens4Hire.org.
“Teens that want to work now have a way to prove or certify that they are willing, prepared and ready to work, to maximize their employability,” says Ward. “They need to overcome the reluctance of companies and take down one of the barriers to their employment. Work ethic, that is, workplace expectations, basics and the fundamentals of the working world can be taught. Coupled with self motivation and a positive attitude A Game certification is a win-win all around. Now when someone asks the question, ‘Who helps teens get ready for the workplace?’ We can say we do.”
Teens4Hire.org’s A Game certification partnership comes at a time when less than a fourth of teens have paying jobs, the highest recorded rate of non-working teens.
Ward says contrary to the reports that say teens have stopped wanting or looking for work, millions of teens join her site each year in hopes of landing a job of interest but there aren’t enough companies actively advertising their openings to teens.
Employers have other options these days she says. They’d prefer to hire older workers for their experience and work ethic. She says, “That is why teen employment numbers are dwindling. With A Game certification teens can compete more effectively and it also prepares them for a lifetime of success.”
A certificate is earned at the completion of the program that they can present to prospective employers (and employers can verify on the website) as testimony to their self-motivation, preparedness and readiness for work.
The A Game is also a true benefit for the employer that has openings but not the resources to train young adults in the basics of workplace essentials.