Teens may get pushed out of job market

May 13, 2009 5:30:25 PM PDT
New numbers are out about the tough job market across the country. If you're hoping a summer job might keep your teen busy this summer, you may have to rethink that.

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Employers that usually fill jobs with teenagers during the summer are getting applications from experienced adults. Engineers and teachers are applying to be summer camp counselors.

"We have almost American Idol lines at our job fairs. It's moms looking for jobs, teachers in the off season looking for jobs, it's grandparents looking to do something in the summer. It's father's that are potentially looking for second job," said Mark Shapiro, CEO of Six Flags.

One expert called this the toughest job market for teens since World War II.

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