Teenagers in summer employment increases

WLFI File Photo
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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – Another school year is drawing to a close and some teens will enter the summer job market.

According the the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the summer of 2013 saw a 13 percent increase in teen employment. That number is growing even more this year, due to higher job numbers.

Indiana Youth Institute CEO Bill Stanczykiewicz said even though there are more job opportunities, teens need to start pounding the pavement early.

“Start looking now. Don’t wait until school ends. Don’t just look in the official job ads, but make yourself be known. Go to that strip mall and knock on doors, even if there isn’t a help wanted sign,” Stanczykiewicz said. “Let the people in your life, your family and friends, know that you are looking for a job.”

Stanczykiewicz said teens can crate their own jobs by mowing lawns, babysitting or dog walking.

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