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Huntington Beach, CA, March 2, 2003 – CareerXroads
– The World’s Leading Reference Guide to Job and
Resume Sites on the Web – has named Teens4Hire.org to
its Eighth Annual Top 500 list.
“Teens4Hire.org is ecstatic to have made the Top 500
list in our 1st year of service! The authors critiqued http://www.teens4hire.org
closely and found our concept, performance, and integrity
to be among the best. We offer a great service for employers
who want to woo, nurture, and hire ambitious young adult talent,”
says Renee Ward, founder/executive director of Teens4hire.org.
Authors Gerry Crispin and Mark Mehler note, “This
list gives solid guidance to job seekers and employers on
where to get the best leads.” Employers are encouraged
to advertise any jobs that teens could fill on http://www.teens4hire.org.
Gerry Crispin adds this humorous David Letterman-like advice:
The Top 10 reasons why an employer should NOT hire
young people for part-time & summer jobs, internships,
co-ops or career exploration events.
10. You just don't like teens. You've got
enough of them at home already.
9. You downsized recently and people are
doing two jobs so there is no time to oversee teens who might
be helpful to these highly stressed employees.
8. Far from being the Employer of Choice
you claim to be, your workers wouldn't have chosen your company
if they had the choice so why turn another generation off.
7. You don't understand the concept of "investment".
Long term is this afternoon.
6. You don't understand the concept of "Return
on Investment". The idea that these young people will
make a meaningful and measurable difference in your bottom
line hasn't occurred to you nor do you have the skills to
5. Corporate values such as "adding
value to the community in which we live and work" aren't
part of the business you run.
4. None of your managers and supervisors
has the training to do what their job title suggests they
3. There are only big jobs in your company.
No small tasks that require doing.
2. It’s an insurance thing. They might
get hurt in your environment. The corridors are filled with
unsafe conditions like electrical outlets that don't have
safety caps and book cases with books that might fall out.
And, the #1 reason NOT to hire and nurture young people exploring
career choices is:
1. You would rather have tomorrow’s
scarce talent apply to your competitor.
For more information go to http://www.teens4hire.org