more less on the state of summer jobs. Look at all the pretty colors in their picture story. Most of the information has already been recycled ad nauseum, but here are a few takeaways.
The current unemployment rate for youth is at 19.1 percent, its highest for that demographic since 1941. In 1942, a war changed all that. Unfortunately, I think we’re all warred-out.
Apparently, if you’re a “Computer Lab Assistant,” you can have a sweet summer job paying $21.78 an hour. Where is this computer lab and who is this assistant?
According to their statistics, fewer kids are looking for summer jobs. One “explanation” is laziness. Another is that the increased requirements for a well-rounded education — a college degree of course, but also internships — are not allowing time for summer jobs. It’s interesting that a company that sells its services to students, placing demands on their time and money, would point this out.
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