POSTED: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:00am
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 10:14am
Lufkin, TX — As summer approaches, the number of teenagers looking for work increases dramatically. According to a 2011 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics study, the number of 16- to 19-year-olds employed or searching for work last year skyrocketed between April and July, increasing by more than 1.6 million workers to a total of almost 7 million in July.
Texas Workforce Commission officials said they are focused on assisting those teens and making sure they know the state and federal labor laws.
“The Texas Workforce Commission is committed to helping prepare Texas’ future workforce for competition in the global marketplace, and summer jobs are an important part of that equation,” said Texas Workforce Commission Chairman Tom Pauken. “These jobs can help Texas high school students learn the value of hard work and dependability while earning their own income.”
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