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Youth at work: Many teens say it is hard to find that first summer job experience

Monday, July 11, 2011

The city of Sikeston is employing some 25 high school students to assist in a summer mowing program. The young people, under the supervision of adults, are kept busy mowing vacant lots throughout Sikeston.
(Photo by Jill Bock, Staff)
High unemployment rate, recession impact job market


SIKESTON - Do you remember your first summer job as a teenager? For some teens, that first job is becoming harder to find due to the current job market.

Ken Lowes, the youth coordinator for Mers Goodwill in Sikeston, said jobs are harder to find due to an increased unemployment rate. Jobs once taken by youth for the summer are being taken by more experienced workers, said Lowes.

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