Teens Find Jobs in Detroit
According to The Detroit News, the tight job market is hitting local teens especially hard. Officials say teen unemployment in Michigan is expected to hit 28% this summer, up 2.7% from last year. Teens looking for jobs in Detroit now also have to contend with adults who are taking jobs traditionally held by teenagers. The reason? Michigan’s unemployment rate hit a staggering 14.1% in May, the highest unemployment rate in the nation, and older and more experienced workers are forced to search for hourly jobs.
So how are teens supposed to compete for the available jobs in Michigan?
Search for jobs high and low
Let friends and family know that you need a job and make sure to check job boards like SnagAJob.com on a regular basis.
Be flexible in your Job Search
Be willing to take a job that someone older might not want. Think outdoor jobs, jobs with weird hours, and seasonal jobs.
Be thorough in your Search for Jobs
Make sure your job applications are complete and have been checked for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. Don’t be afraid to go the extra mile and include a cover letter and references.
With a little luck and a lot of hard work, teens can snag a great summer job in Detroit or wherever they happen to live.