Teens are taking fewer summer jobs, which may hurt their scholarship applications

KCTV-5 reports that fewer teenagers are holding down summer jobs, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Some teens and parents prefer to concentrate on education instead. Meanwhile, the young people who do want summer employment find themselves competing with older workers and new college grads.

This trend may be a bad thing. Tatia Shelton, career services coordinator at the MCC-Business & Technology campus, told reporter Ashley Arnold that a job can be an important part of a student’s resume: “When you’re talking about scholarships, you’re looking at service and leadership, so a lot of those skills are developed through work experiences, not just something that’s in a classroom.”

Watch the June 29 clip here: kctv5.com/clip/13453889/teens-taking-fewer-summer-jobs