Internships promote positive youth development and are a great way for youth to get involved in the federal government. Youth can visit the Internship pages on Youth Engaged 4 Change to learn about the skills needed to compete for internships in public service, access current internship opportunities, and get advice from peers and professionals with experience in the federal government.
Released by the National Center on Secondary Education and Transition (NCSET) and the PACER Center, the report, “Preparing for Employment: On the Home Front,” illustrates how parents can help prepare their children for employment.
This document, from the Department of Labor, provides information to young workers and practitioners that can help them connect young people with services. The guide contains information about programs at the state and local level.
The Wage and Hours Division of the Department of Labor provides information to help clarify the rules and restrictions for youth employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This page consists of an overview of the FLSA as well as a page with resources about child labor specifically.
This tool from the CareerOneStop center provides opportunities for students to explore what their interests are, learn about potential careers, learn how to get job experience, and find educational opportunities to support career development.
Released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment and Unemployment Among Youth—Summer 2014” provides a statistical overview of employed youth from April to July 2014. The data reflect an increase in youth employment compared with the same time frame in 2013.
A new report from the Department of Labor on seasonal changes in youth employment indicates that the number of employed youth, 16 to 24 years old, increased by 2.1 million to 19.7 million between April and July. The share of young people employed in July was 50.7% in 2013.
This Report represents a compendium of the opinions and concerns of the Task Force members about current conditions that affect court-involved youth and identifies the most promising strategies for connecting court-involved youth to the labor market.