Boosting Teen Employment

The Commonwealth Corporation is organizing a teen employment event on April 2nd at Worcester Technical High School from 8:30 to 10:30 to release our Teen Employment Study, Signaling Success: Boosting Teen Employment Prospects. This is a study conducted with Paul Harrington which surveyed, interviewed and conducted focus groups with nearly 200 businesses from industries that have historically hired teens.  It asked businesses about their perceptions of teens’ hard skills, behaviors, employment laws, factors affecting hiring decisions and other hiring preferences.  This study collects data to explain the dramatic decline in teen employment rates over the past decade or so.

The event, we feature a school superintendent, a business leader, key findings, recommendations and a business panel. Immediately following this event will be a second event that will feature a panel of teens talking about what makes a quality work experience.  All are invited.