Teens struggle finding jobs
POSTED: Tuesday, March 24, 2009 - 6:32pm
UPDATED: Wednesday, March 17, 2010 - 11:03am
Only 33.6 percent nationwide have one
TYLER - If you think college graduates are having a hard time - imagine being a teen looking for part-time work this summer.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of young-people with jobs is at historic lows (33.6 percent compared to 45.6 percent in 2000).
The assistant director of the Caldwell Zoo in Tyler says jobs usually saved for part-timers in the summer - were filled months ago.
A career counselor at Robert E. Lee High School says students need jobs -not for spending money - but because their parents are out of work and they must help pay bills.
The professionals offer the following tips: don't delay the job search another day and be proactive.