Duluth, GA, July 17, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- The tough economic climate is impacting people from across the spectrum. So, teens looking for summer work may be feeling the pinch just like everyone else. In fact, only 30% of teens currently have a summer job and the unemployment rate has risen to 22.7%.1
Primerica, a financial services industry leader, recognizes that times are tough for job seekers – both young and old – but offers four tips to help kids find seasonal employment.
1. Network for success. Besides checking the classifieds and online job boards, contact family friends and let them know about teens looking for work.
2. Visit government sites. The stimulus plan set aside money for one million summer jobs for youths.2
3. Check discount stores and fast food chains. These outlets are thriving during the recession.
4. Don’t ignore volunteerism. It’s a great résumé and character builder.
Working a summer job is a great way to help teens learn to become financially responsible. For more ideas on helping kids develop good money skills, parents can visit www.Primerica.com to locate a local representative to request the latest version of Primerica’s Solutions Newsletter.
1www.WSAV.com, June 10, 2009
2Money, May 2009
Primerica Financial Services, headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, is the largest financial services marketing organization in North America, with more than 100,000 licensed independent representatives. The company provides its six million clients with quality financial products and services, including term life insurance, mutual funds, variable annuities, loans, auto and homeowners insurance, pre paid legal services and long-term care insurance. Primerica conducts business in the US, Canada, and Puerto Rico; the company also operates in Spain as PriEuropa.
Additional information about Primerica is available on its web site: www.primerica.com.