Username:   Remember Me

Uber Articles {Über (ger) adj. above, beyond }

- Above and Beyond a Mere Article Directory


Teen Employment In 2010

By Sara Jenkins

Contrary to popular belief, a month prior to summer is not the time to search for summer jobs, but rather now is the best time. If you really want to gain ground ahead of the pack and secure that summer job, starting your search now is imperative.` Considering the current state of the economy, there is likely to be less job availability and those who begin looking sooner stand the best chance. You should no longer take for granted that there will be jobs this summer, and you should expect fierce competition for those few employment opportunities; as such, you should begin initiating contact with prospective employers.

Very young teens might want to find some sort of work or job but real companies are not going to hire them. Jobs for 13 and 14 year olds for instance, would have to be something where a young child gets paid for doing chores or helping out a neighbor. That age is a time when kids usually start looking for babysitting jobs, pet walking jobs, and other such similar ways of providing a service that people in the neighborhood might want.

If a young teen is personable, friendly, and responsible, they should be able to find people who are willing to pay them to do things around the neighborhood. The more “clients” and contacts a teen gets, the more successful they will become. At that age, it is usually about finding someone who is willing to pay for menial chores.

Older teens of 16 to 18 don’t have much work experience yet and find themselves in job lines with older workers that have much more to offer employers. This last year has found adults that are willing to take jobs they wouldn’t have wanted before the recession. This makes it is especially hard for young people with limited experience to find gainful employment as most jobs are filled by these older workers.

2010 is looking to be very similar to 2009 in terms of employment, especially as the economy has yet to improve. As long as companies continue to have difficulty with their margins, jobs seekers, regardless of age, will continue to have trouble finding employment. Teenagers are among an especially hard hit group as they lack skill sets employers are looking for, leaving them untried with no track record of experience to demonstrate.

Do you want information on where to find good jobs for 16 year olds? If you do, please visit my website Good Jobs For 16 Year Olds where you can find more information.

Article kindly provided by

Topics: Home and Family | Comments Off

Tags: , , , , , , ,

Article Citation
MLA Style Citation:
Jenkins, Sara "Teen Employment In 2010." Teen Employment In 2010. 27 Jun. 2010. 19 Feb 2015 <>.

APA Style Citation:
Jenkins, S (2010, June 27). Teen Employment In 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2015, from

Chicago Style Citation:
Jenkins, Sara "Teen Employment In 2010"

Reprint Rights

Creative Commons License
This article is subject to a revocable license under a Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License, which means you may freely reprint it, in its entirety, provided you include the author's resource box along with LIVE VISIBLE links (without "nofollow" tags). We may revoke the license at any time with or without cause. You must also include the credit to

Comments are closed.

Uber Articles and its partner sites cannot be held responsible for either the content nor the originality of any articles. If you believe the article has been stolen from you without your permission, please contact us and we will remove it immediately. If you have a problem with the accuracy or otherwise of the content of an article, please contact the author, not us! Also, please remember that any opinions and ideas presented in any of the articles are those of the author and cannot be taken to represent the opinions of Uber Articles. All articles are provided for informational purposes only. None of them should be relied upon for medical, psychological, financial, legal, or other professional advice. If you need professional advice, see a professional. We cannot be held responsible for any use or misuse you make of the articles, nor can we be held responsible for any claims for earnings, cures, or other results that the article might make.
  • RSS Feed

    RSS for Home and Family