Teen Employment http://www.kunc.org en For Many Teens, Summer Jobs May Be Thing Of The Past http://www.kunc.org/post/many-teens-summer-jobs-may-be-thing-past The school year's winding down, meaning teenagers around the country will soon be trying to pull in some extra cash scooping ice cream or manning those kiosks at the mall.<p>But with the job market still weak, teens are facing stiff competition landing summer jobs. And while the downturn has hit young job seekers particularly hard, it's not just the lingering effects of the Great Recession working against them: the drop-off in teen summer hiring actually began long before 2007.<p>The past two summers were the worst for teen employment in the U.S. Thu, 31 May 2012 19:48:00 +0000 28144 at http://www.kunc.org For Many Teens, Summer Jobs May Be Thing Of The Past Teaching Teens To Build Hammers Home A Message http://www.kunc.org/post/teaching-teens-build-hammers-home-message Teenagers in Washington, D.C., face tough odds getting a job. Thu, 24 May 2012 06:50:00 +0000 Yuki Noguchi 27785 at http://www.kunc.org Teaching Teens To Build Hammers Home A Message Job Program Helps Colorado Teens Find Work http://www.kunc.org/post/job-program-helps-colorado-teens-find-work <p>Even with fewer teenagers actively looking for work this summer, unemployment among young people remains at just over 24 percent nationally. And that figure is very similar in Colorado. But one program is working to reverse that trend by offering highly specialized training to help teens compete in the adult job market. Wed, 13 Jul 2011 19:57:44 +0000 Will Witwer 11177 at http://www.kunc.org Job Program Helps Colorado Teens Find Work