Teenagers will have an easier time finding jobs this summer but they need to start looking now and not necessarily on the computer.
“The teen job market definitely rebounded in 2011, with more than 1,000,000 teens finding new jobs. However, job gains among teens were still well below the levels achieved prior to the recession. While teen employment is likely to see further improvement this summer, job gains will probably once again fall short of pre-recession figures,” said John A. Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas.
(According to the article, 2010 was the lowest level of seasonal hiring since 1949.)
“We are probably still several years away from teen summer hiring returning to pre-recession levels. Teenagers hoping to find employment this summer definitely want to start their searches now, if they have not already done so. And, they should not expect to find a job by simply filling out electronic applications