WASHINGTON, D.C. – If only playing video-games or spending hours on Whatsapp where considered work, teenage employment statistics would be just fine.
Unfortunately, the Brookings Institution says teens and young adults are facing the toughest job market since World War II. Anyway, just 26% of teens ages 16 to 19 had a job in 2011, down from 45% in 2000. That probably means those gigs traditionally considered “teen jobs” were taken by older folks with more experience… not to mention frustration.
The great recession hit us hard in the face. However, it looks like teens with more education and skills are better prepared to dodge the punch. That’s one solution. For more options go to Colorado, where the first marijuana career fair opened its doors to crowds with high expectations.
The pot market is booming and hiring. Want some tips for the interview? Forget a resume: just say you’re slow, can’t focus and usually space out, and boom! The job is yours.