There is a growing need for blue-collar workers, which is resulting an increased wages and better benefits for those willing to take the jobs.
Source: MLive Media
Have you ever thought about starting your own business? In this article, 17-year-old Drayton Blackgrove and several other teens share their experiences in entrepreneurship.
Source: PBS NOVA
You may have heard that hard work builds character — but how so? Read about some benefits of hard work that you may not have considered before.
Source: Smithsonian Magazine
A Smithsonian exhibition highlights the “invisible labor” women have been doing at home for decades as conversations regarding women empowerment swarm the nation.
Source: Small Business Trends
So what if you’re too young to be hired for a regular job? Strike out on your own with some of these possibilities!
Source: The Guardian
How do rideshare companies attract drivers to work unpredictable hours for minimum wage? By turning work into a game.
What’s work without a weekend? Get an overview of the evolving idea of the weekend, over time and around the world.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor
In recent years, increasing amounts of screen time have contributed to a growing sense of disconnection with the physical world—hence, the birth of the “maker movement,” or a return to hands-on creation. Read about how “makerspaces” are attracting people with different interests who all want to create things they can hold on to.
Source: Youth Central (Australia)
When you’re thinking about starting your first job, you might be worried that you don’t have the skills you need. But some of the most-wanted skills employers look for are ones you can develop now.
Source: Concordia University - Portland
It may seem like you’re a long way away from being able to have a job, but it’s not too early to start considering whether you should work when you’re in high school.
Source: Psychology Today
Don’t let anyone call you lazy for taking a break now and then! Taking breaks helps you work smarter and more productively.
Source: The Balance Careers
It’s never too soon to start creating a resumé that you can add to as you gain experience with babysitting and volunteer work. Get more tips for landing that first part-time job from a career expert.
Source: Cooperative Extension
Next time you take a bite of a delicious avocado or orange, think about who picked it. This article provides some basic facts about the people who are the backbone of our agricultural system.
Source: Fast Company
Does it seem as if there is never enough time to get all your work done? Everyone has the same number of hours a week, but these teens manage their time well. Read their strategies for fitting in time for work and play.
Source: Foundation for Economic Education
Do you know what it means to have a good work ethic? Read this article to get some advice on how to develop the habits and skills that will make you a valued worker in any field.
A recent study suggests that teenagers can increase their sense of self-worth by voluntarily helping strangers, even with small, simple acts of kindness.
The author of this article predicts several ways the millenial generation will change the world of business.
Source: Youth Volunteer Corps
Volunteering in your community is a great way to prepare for your first job. Click to read a list of 20 valuable skills you can learn from volunteering.
Check out this link to see why one blogger thinks it’s important for teenagers to have jobs.
Source: The Atlantic
Through this quick animation, discover why breaking up your work will make you more productive. Be sure to try out some of the tips for yourself!