It wasn’t that long ago (1978) seven-out-of-ten teenagers had summer jobs. According to Marketwatch.Com, the number fell to four-in-ten last year.
Marketwatch reporter Catey Hill says more of today’s teens choose not to take paid summer jobs. Hill tells FM News 101 the economy is only a small part of the reason. She says the trend is toward teenagers spending their summers volunteering in their communities, taking unpaid internships, or going to summer school.
Hill says this is the “new normal” for teens. And she doesn’t expect it to change.
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