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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.


Dream Jobs for Teens (And How to Get Them!)

What do you want to be when you grow up? It’s a question teens hear all the time, but their answers are unexpected. Today’s dream jobs aren’t doctors and lawyers. They’re explorers, inventors, and game-changers.

In the November/December issue of Choices, we’ve interviewed some of the coolest people we know, with the most epic jobs we could imagine. They gave us their best tips for how they landed their dream job—and how your teens can get there, too.

And as an added bonus for all of our TeenBeing readers, we have one more interview to share! Victoria is a fashion and special effects makeup artist who loves her job, which has taken her around the world, into Panem, and back.


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.