Employers shying away from hiring teens for the summer
Marketplace - 09/07/2015
Employers who don’t want to find themselves in a short on staff in the late summer may shy away from hiring younger workers. Alicia Sasser Modestino, a labor economist at Northeastern University, says teens now have lots of competition for summer work.
“If you add on one or two more reasons like school starting early or not being about to work past nine at night, it just it makes it a no brainer for the employer to hire the young adult, or the immigrant over the teenager,” she says.