Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In the News: Eastern Europeans Brought in to Work Minimum Wage Jobs on Outer Banks



Over the past several years, we've noticed a definite change in the young people working in Outer Banks establishments. It used to be American teens filling these minimum wage jobs. As this response to Andrew Puzder's June 10 Wall Street Journal op-ed article, "Why Young People Can't Find Work," the reader indicates businesses on the Outer Banks bring in "young people from Eastern Europe to work in the summer because American kids don't want the jobs." This is actually an overall trend. American teens aren't looking to work in the local supermarket anymore. They are volunteering and dedicating their time to unpaid internships instead. The WSJ has an interesting conversation about it at http://blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/05/01/teens-arent-so-keen-on-summer-jobs-anymore/

2 comments:

Patty Woodland said...

I can understand it. None of my nieces or nephews have worked summer jobs which I don't get. I started at 14 when I could get working papers and never stopped working until I was forced to.

It's a different world

Cheryl said...

Definitely a new world out there, Patty.