The disappearing teenage job

Vocation | Busy high schoolers today are skipping jobs, and not learning skills that steady work teaches
by Jill Nelson
Posted 9/28/17, 01:40 pm

MISSION VIEJO, Calif.—On a warm midsummer afternoon, dozens of parents arranged their brightly colored umbrellas along the soccer pitch at Capistrano Valley High School (CVHS). Many left work to mark the beginning of a series of “lasts”: their sons’ last soccer season, the last set of school pictures, and all too soon, the last day of high school.

But these parents were worried about more than letting go. Many were also concerned that their teens are not exchanging “lasts” for crucial “firsts”—more specifically, their first job.

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Jobs report signals resilient economy

by Leigh Jones
Posted 7/07/17, 11:56 am

Economists are hailing Friday’s jobs report as good news for the U.S. economy. Employers added 222,000 jobs in June, the most in four months. Companies’ willingness to continue hiring signals confidence in continued growth, despite its relatively slow pace, analysts say. June’s unemployment rate rose to 4.4 percent, but that’s because more people started looking for jobs and not all of them found employment. The number of working Americans reached 60.1 percent, a slight dip from April, which showed the highest number since the recession ended in 2009.

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Meeting more than one bottom line

Business | Indianapolis venture provides healthy food, jobs, and economic development in a troubled area
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 4/17/17, 03:05 pm

Can a business ever hit more than one bottom line? Farm 360 in Indianapolis hopes to do so. The new business wants to make a profit, give nearby residents in a tough neighborhood a second chance at jobs, and offer organic fresh food products in the Indy marketplace.

The job opportunity has worked well for Greg Rusk. He joined the new venture less than two years ago, after serving time behind bars for driving under the influence.

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