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The Surprising Fact About Teens in the Workforce

Is your teen having trouble landing that job interview they’ve been hoping for? Has he or she found it difficult to even find job openings they’d be interested in? If so, they’re not alone.

A recent study shows that the number of jobs held by teens shrank by 33 percent between 2001 and 2014. Even positions you’d expect teens to hold like a hostess at a restaurant or a counter attendant at your local coffee shop saw a decline in teenage workers.

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Teens With Mentors Are More Successful in Their Careers, Study Finds

The bond between a mentor and mentee is extremely valuable. While this is something heard over and over again, there’s actually scientific research to back it up. According to North Carolina State University, young people who have mentors are more likely to find work early on that gives them more responsibility and autonomy. Thinking long-term, this puts them on the path to more successful careers.

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Summer and Part-Time Jobs Are Worth More Than Just Cash

We already know jobs are valuable to teens—they teach hard work and responsibility, and give teens some extra cash to save or spend (hopefully save!). But according to a recent study from the UBC Sauder School of Business, those hours at the ice cream shop or sitting in the lifeguard chair can do more than that—they can actually give teens the edge they need to make more money and have more opportunities later in life.

The study analyzed data from the Statistics Canada Youth in Transition Survey, which listed the work history of over 250,000 youths across Canada.

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