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Why are fewer teenagers taking summer jobs?

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Reason 1: It is difficult to track jobs with the gig economy.
Reason 2: Function of changes in the national economy and workforce. There is also tough competition with less-educated immigrants who apply for teen-occupied summer jobs.
Reason 3: More young people have been interested in non-paying educational, experiential or social justice programs
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Do you think the reasons stated are valid? If you had teen children, would you encourage them to find a summer job or not? Why or why not?
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I don't think teens are getting lazy. It's just that there are more things you can be doing now instead of just working for the summer. Some prefer to study or do other things.
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A lot of teens now take up summer courses or are immersed in school activities. It's a misconception that teens are lazy.
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This is so true! Most of them are hoping to instead be"influencers" and hopefully earn money from there. Somebody has to wake these kids up!
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Many of the lower-paying jobs in the retail and hospitality sectors that used to be filled by teenagers are now held by foreign-born adults and older workers, including those past retirement age and I think that's a factor why there's less employed teens now.
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No, I think kids nowadays are just way to picky with the jobs and they usually don't want anything that requires actual manual labor.
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