Monday, January 10, 2011

Have you ever looked at a teen and thought: Just get a Job?

Being from a family of entrepreneurs I have had to work long before I ever had to look for a job.  So sometimes when I look at the young people that are depressed and spend the majority of their playing video games and chatting on facebook my reaction can be: Just get a job.  Those that have ventured off the couch have often told me that “there is just no work out there”. I have a hard time with that.  I figure they are giving up to easily.  However Joe Weisenthal from businessinsider.com has an article titled, “The Amazing Collapse Of The Working Teen” that may confirm that these teens may be right.  A CBC report from last April confirms a similar situation in Canada as well as the US.  There are concerns to the long term affects of unemployed teens will have on the economy and the work ethic of the future work force in North America.  What do you think can or should be done to generate work for teens?
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