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WFPL Radio, Summer jobs for youth

One-hour audio news special hosted by Gabe Bullard

Date Published: 6/16/2011

School’s out, and it’s the time of year when many people are looking for a job for the summer.

In the post-recession economy, more older workers are taking the low-wage jobs that used to be the staples of teen employment. People are also retiring later, which may mean a decrease in open entry-level positions. How do these factors affect young workers? And what about those young people for whom finding a job is a matter of survival – not just extra spending money until school starts in the fall?

Click here to listen to the one-hour news special with guests that include Lorena Lasky of KentuckianaWorks Youth Career Center and Andrew Sum, professor of economics at Northeastern University in Boston,: WFPL Radio, Summer jobs for youth

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