Who we are and why we do what we do.
We strive to be a safe place for young adults (14-19) to visit.
Basic Membership is free of charge and allows them to search openings, apply online, be considered for openings, and get the latest news, info and tips on how to land a job, earn money, and/or get work experience.
You may have heard or read about us recently as we are getting quite a bit of press and national recognition such as features in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, the New York Times, National Public Radio, CNN and more than 3,000 other features across the country in print, on radio, TV, and the Internet. Read some of our press.
When we launched Teens4Hire.org on Feb 15th, 2002, and after considerable research, no other companies were helping U.S. teens on a national basis.
Job hunting for teens is haphazard at best. More than 80% of teens starting at the age of 14 want to work. Many feel their income is a necessity rather than a luxury. Others realize that work-based learning early in life will help prepare them for the future.
A survey from Ferris State University found, “A majority of high school students receive little or no career guidance, and the courses of study they choose have little correlation to available jobs.”
Teens4Hire.org provides young adults with critical information about the workforce readiness skills and academic preparation required to secure a job in today’s workplace.
Thousands of ambitious young adults with a broad range of interests, self-motivation and drive, become members everyday in hopes of landing a full or part time job, internship, apprenticeship or volunteer position. Others come for career guidance and exploration.
We catch young people at the moment “they” feel they are ready to work. It is at this time that young people make critical choices that affect their transition into adulthood and shape their perceptions about work.
Work experience at this stage in life is critical, and people who spend a large share of their young adult life unemployed have a hard time finding and keeping a job later in life.
- NO sharing or selling the personal data of our members unless required to by law enforcement agencies to protect our minor audience. Your teen will decide which of our bonafide businesses or organizations should receive their profile for consideration.
- NO discussion or chat rooms on the site.
- NO access to our member database. Please be careful. Other sites that have recently begun targeting teens do allow access to confidential personal data. We don’t.
- YES we pre-screen all businesses and organizations AND ad content for adherence to our Terms and Conditions. Other sites do not pre-screen.
How we work.
Teens MUST become a member to search our jobs database by completing a self-profile. This process tests their ability to complete a simple job-related application.
The member profile is saved and can be forwarded to bonafide pre-screened recruiters with openings. Many recruiters want to review the profile as part of their evaluation process. After they evaluate the member profile, they MAY contact the member directly and/or send additional instructions to follow.
Some recruiters do not post their openings on Teens4Hire.org but have us send the member an email about an opening in their area and instructions to follow. We need an accurate email address to communicate with your teen. All site contact is primarily through email. If there’s a concern that can not be solved via email, we may write or call.
In addition, some of the recruiters represented on Teens4Hire.org, request that the teen apply directly on their web site or directly at the location. We provide the appropriate information in these instances.
Everyday we contact hundreds of businesses and organizations and ask them to advertise their openings that teens could fill on Teens4Hire.org. We have more than 1,000 national and local businesses and organizations registered with us.
Thousands of openings have been posted throughout the country on Teens4Hire.org. Ads last on the site for a day, a week or longer. We have a reciprocal alliance with America’s CAREERINFONET. Thousands of teens have found jobs using our services.
If your teen does not find an opening in their area on Teens4Hire.org today, please keep in mind that even though most businesses and organizations do not advertise their openings directly to teens, THEY MAY HAVE JOBS AVAILABLE that teens can fill.
Please visit our RESOURCES page where we provide a great deal of helpful information for your teen.
2013 Job Outlook for Teens
Now, this summer and beyond.
This teenage rite of passage is looking up—a little.
We need your support.
As time goes on, we're confident that we can get more businesses and organizations to promote their opportunities to teens because there are a lot of teens looking for a full or part time job, internship, apprenticeship or volunteer position. We appreciate your confidence in us as we work to educate teens about the world of work and to find exciting and meaningful jobs that teens could fill.
If you know of job openings in your area that teens could fill or wish to help with this effort, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
All the best,