Teens are in high demand for summer hiring. Industries are turning towards teenagers to fulfill their work demands as teenagers are up to date with the current trends. In May 2021, The percentage of teenagers securing jobs dropped to 30%. (Source: CNBC)
In September 2021, when Jennifer Sutton opened her small business, Guest Haus Juicery thought of hiring more teenage workers so that the hiring market gaps can be filled. She said that she needed creative individuals and teenagers; those who are willing to work are perfect for such roles.
The summer-time hiring season witnessed a huge teenage crowd, willing to work and earn some extra in their idleness.
But the typical teenager hiring spree is yet to come because they are demanding high salary raises, and they have generated more leverage because of their demand in the market.
This can be a perfect opportunity for teenagers to develop a skill and gain real-life experience on the same thing. The Summer teen hiring lag hints toward a slowdown from summer 2021. It is being said that 41% less teens were able to be placed compared to 2020. 2.1 million teenagers landed in several corporate or non-corporate positions in the month of May 2020.