Teen Employment: Young Workers Need Persistence

Courier Post Online

May 2, 2008

Experts say teens will find paying jobs and volunteer work this summer. But due to a tough economy, it may require more persistence than in recent years.

Jim Taylor, vice chairman of the Harrison Group, a market research firm based in Waterbury, Conn., said teens who apply themselves to the search for work will find it.

There are many jobs for teens, especially in enterprises that draw teen patrons, according to Taylor. These include summer recreation programs, youth services, fast-food restaurants and stores that sell kid-friendly fashion.