ITS NOT JUST YOU: ALL TEENS ARE HAVING TROUBLE FINDING JOBS
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the unemployment rate for teenagers as of April of 2012 is about 25%. As you can see below, teenagers have the highest rate by far:
One out of four teenagers is unable to find a job and that means it is even harder for 16 year olds. If you are sixteen, this is probably your first attempt at getting a job and so you don’t have any experience. In all likelihood, the unemployment rate for your age group is even higher than 25% because it is extra hard for you to find employers that are hiring teens with no experience.
It is a difficult predicament to be in and it is an eye opener for many of you into what the real world is like. Nothing about job hunting is fair and you just have to keep looking and asking around.
The best place to start online is a website called SnagAJob.com. They have real employers who have real jobs that teens can apply to. Whats more, these employers are usually national companies that you have heard of so they have job openings in many states.