Teens compete for jobs with adults

Jevita Baheriy had been searching for a job with no luck. “Oh my God! It seems like I completed a thousand applications and there would be no calls back,” said the 17-year-old St. Paul resident.

Not only is there competition among teens for jobs, but also inexperienced teens find themselves competing with experienced adults. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, each year at least two million people between the ages of 16 and 24 swell the work force between April and July, making it even tougher for teens to secure a job.


Getting up early pays off

Summertime is about fun and games. Well, that’s what warm weather and a break from school meant in elementary and high schools. As college graduation moves closer, I realize that {{summer is just an extension of the school year.}} Last summer included setting an alarm for 6:30 a.m., so I could report to WCCO-TV by 9 a.m. for an internship.

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