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  • Summer jobs for teens wane even as research finds big benefits

    The Christian Science Monitor - 07/20/2017

    The effect of a generation of twenty-somethings entering the workforce with little or no previous work experience is not yet known. Will they quickly pick up those basic job habits – being on time, dressing appropriately, treating customers with courtesy – that their parents learned early on waiting tables and manning shop counters?

    “I worry most about the noncollege-bound kids,” says Alicia Sasser Modestino, a Northeastern University professor who has studied Boston’s summer employment program. “They’re growing up in neighborhoods where there’s a lack of job opportunities.”

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