Friday, July 15, 2016
What does teen employment say about the future workforce?
Data show teen employment rates have decreased from 43% in 2000 to 26% in 2014. The numbers don't necessarily forecast trouble for the future workforce, but research on career academies suggests that young people -- particularly those who are disadvantaged -- benefit from secondary programs that link them to work-based experience, Brookings Institution fellow Martha Ross asserts in this blog post. The Brookings Institution - http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/the-avenue/posts/2016/06/01-declines-in-youth-employmentross