One solution to the labor shortage: teenagers

November 17, 2021
One solution to the labor shortage: teenagers

Worker shortages are a big problem for businesses heading into the busy holiday season. Teenagers, who were less likely to be looking for jobs before 2021, are now stepping back into the labor force. “Not a lot of adults want to jump off the sidelines to take these jobs,” said Alicia Modestino, WAPPP Fellow and economist and professor at Northeastern University in Boston.

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