From the Portland Biz Journal here.
Teen summer job growth in both May and June combined is 503,000, a 38 percent drop from the same two months last year.
This is another argument against “ObamaCare” and Cap and Tax which would make hiring new workers too expensive for most but out of site for kids with no experience.
This is an argument FOR a training wage. This is an argument FOR reducing Oregon’s high minimum wage to make it easier to hire people.
This is an argument FOR cracking down on illegal aliens who take the jobs requiring the least training that used to go for teens.
Instead of staying home and sitting in front of a gaming screen and getting fat on soon to be illegal fatty food, how about a job for these kids who need to learn some of life’s lessons?
Here’s more bad news:
In mid-June the Employment Policies Institute estimated that the average unemployment rate for teens in Oregon was 33.1 percent as of April — the fifth highest in the country.
“This could end up being the worst teen summer job market in employment records going back to 1948,” said chief executive John Challenger. “With data now suggesting that consumers are pulling back on spending, it is unlikely that a late hiring surge will salvage the dismal summer job situation for the nation’s youngest workers.”
But what will the Obamnunists do? Run up the tab for a “new” “improved” program to pay teens to “volunteer” in some make work job.