An Update for Parents & School Career Counselors
Who we are and why we do what we do.
We strive to be a safe place for young adults (14-19) to visit.
Basic Membership is free of charge and allows them to search openings, apply online, be considered for openings, and get the latest news, info and tips on how to land a job, earn money, and/or get work experience.
You may have heard or read about us recently as we are getting quite a bit of press and national recognition such as features in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, the New York Times, National Public Radio, CNN and more than 3,000 other features across the country in print, on radio, TV, and the Internet. Read some of our press.
When we launched Teens4Hire.org on Feb 15th, 2002, and after considerable re-search, no other companies were helping U.S. teens on a national basis.
Job hunting for teens is haphazard at best. More than 80% of teens starting at the age of 14 want to work. Many feel their income is a necessity rather than a luxury. Others realize that work-based learning early in life will help prepare them for the future.
A survey from Ferris State University found, "A majority of high school students re-ceive little or no career guidance, and the courses of study they choose have little correlation to available jobs."
Teens4Hire.org provides young adults with critical information about the workforce readiness skills and academic preparation required to secure a job in today's work-place.
Thousands of ambitious young adults with a broad range of interests, self-motivation and drive, become members everyday in hopes of landing a full or part time job, in-ternship, apprenticeship or volunteer position. Others come for career guidance and exploration.
We catch young people at the moment "they" feel they are ready to work. It is at this time that young people make critical choices that affect their transition into adult-hood and shape their perceptions about work.
Work experience at this stage in life is critical, and people who spend a large share of their young adult life unemployed have a hard time finding and keeping a job later in life.
Parents: Sign up now to join our Parents Only club and receive our newsletters with the latest tips for teens seeking jobs.
Career Counselors: Help Your Students Land Jobs. Sign up now to join our Counselors Only club and receive free flyers to distribute and our newsletters with the latest tips for teens seeking jobs.
Benefits of Teen Employment
Developing responsibility, good work skills, self-confidence,
and the value of money are some of the many rewards that
can come from teen employment.
Occasional work such as baby, child or eldercare; pet-sitting;
lawn mowing; raking leaves; and shoveling snow are jobs
best suited to younger teens and teach the importance
of reliability and dependability.
Learning to be resourceful at this young age can last
Encouraging teenage family members to find jobs is one
way a family can increase its income during tough times.
Studies find that teens who work a moderate amount—that
is, no more than 10 to 15 hours a week during the school
year—tend to earn higher grades than those who don’t
work at all.
An after-school job can give your teen adult supervision
in those crucial after-school hours.
Summer employment offers your teen an opportunity to
earn money, responsibility, and learn about the world
of work—without the burden of school.
Earning money will enable your teen to buy things they
need or want and will provide an opportunity for learning
responsible money management.