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Far fewer teens are working now than they did 20 years ago


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May 21,2018

the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, Far fewer teens are working now than they did 20 years ago, according to the U.S. Labor Department, which reported almost 60% of teens had a job in 1979 compared to 34% in 2015.

Experts say that paid work has value for a number of reasons — and that teens (even those who plan to go to college) who don’t do it may be at a disadvantage. “It’s critical for teenagers to work, to begin to understand the working world, the value of a paycheck” says Gene Natali, co-author of “The Missing Semester” and a senior vice president at Pittsburgh investment firm C.S. McKee. “Choosing not to work a paid job has consequences.”

Applications are being sought for the many summer positions available with the Parks and Recreation Department including Day Camp Administrators and Counselors, Graydon Pool Lifeguards, Security Attendants, and Badge Sale Attendants. Concession Attendant applications will be shared with the Water’s Edge vendor.
NOTE: Day Camp staff attendance is mandatory for the full six week program, June 25 to August 3, 2018 as well as pre-camp trainings.
Applicants should be at least 16 years of age. All will be considered for experience, interests, and accomplishments.
All hires require an approved Ridgewood Police Department criminal background check.
Mail completed applications to The Stable, 259 N. Maple Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ 07450. Accompanying resumes are suggested.


3 thoughts on “Far fewer teens are working now than they did 20 years ago

  1. kids need job skills ,what is wrong with people

  2. Boy the way Glenn Miller played
    Songs that made the Hit Parade.
    Guys like us we had it made,
    Those were the days.
    And you knew who you were then,
    Girls were girls and men were men,
    Mister we could use a man
    Like Herbert Hoover again.
    Didn’t need no welfare state,
    Everybody pulled his weight.
    Gee our old LaSalle ran great.
    Those were the days.
    If only we could turn back the clock.
    Now get off my lawn.

  3. That’s because high school does not teach our kids commonsense, there should be a course throughout high school and that’s common sense class.

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