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Teens and college students looking to find work this summer are in luck: The job market for seasonal employment is hotter than it's been since 2008.
An average of 29% of U.S. employers will be hiring workers for the summer season, according to a survey by CareerBuilder.com, a 7% increase from the 22% of companies that hired seasonal workers from 2008-2011.
“We're seeing a better hiring picture overall in 2012,” says Brent Rasmussen, president of CareerBuilder North America. “The prospects for teens finding summer jobs have improved, but the market remains highly competitive.”
With nearly 13 million people unemployed today, Rasmussen says the competition for summer jobs will be intense across all age groups. “High school students are not only competing with college students for summer positions, they're also competing with very seasoned workers who are looking for a way to get their foot in the door and transition to full-time, permanent employment,” he says.
Teens are a good choice for many companies seeking part-time help because they work for cheap and they take direction easily, says Chad Oakley, president and COO of Charles Aris, a global executive search firm.
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