Summer Jobs: Get One Now, Or Risk Unemployment

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Looks like it’s going to be another cruel summer, and no, we aren’t talking about that Ace of Base song.

As reported by CNN Money, “Almost half of hiring managers -- 47% -- don't plan to hire any seasonal workers this summer” according to a survey conducted by SnagAJob.com. That’s one percent higher than last year.

A majority of respondents also believe it will be a challenging environment for restless teens in search of work. So hit the local mall now to lock in employment for the summer. Here’s my tip: almost any job sounds cooler if you abbreviate the store’s name. RadioShack becomes the Shack, Orange Julius becomes Julius (which sounds like a hip night club), and so on. Tell one of your friends that you sling drinks at the Julius part-time, and they will be duly impressed.

Unfortunately, even when you snag that job, it isn’t likely to pay much: “According to the survey, the average summer job will still pay $10.20 an hour -- the same as last summer.”

That’s nineteen hours of work to buy those tight jeans you’ve been eyeing at Diesel or Nordstrom.

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