Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s One Summer Chicago brings together government institutions, community-based organizations and companies to offer over 25,000 employment and internship opportunities to youth and young adults ages 14 to 24. During high school, they described their jobs in ways that seemed more adult-like”; they not only worked more hours and had higher earnings than their less work-invested peers, they also reported that their jobs gave them more learning opportunities, more supervisory responsibilities, and were more stressful.
It’s so simple to find the highest paying survey sites, yet 98% of us will spend most of our time at those low end, low paying places and then give up. Well, I am here to tell you that these kinds of jobs for teens under 18 are well worth the try, especially once you find four or five of the high paying ones out there.
Counselor responsibilities include, but are not limited to: ensuring the safety of the group, encouraging social cohesion and setting a positive tone at all times, on-site teaching, making sure the participants are having the time of their lives, and a wide variety of errands, tasks and odd jobs.
From 1992 to 2000 approximately 68 youth died from work-related injuries each year, rates fell between 2000 and 2004 ( Windau & Meyer, 2005 ). Parents and their teenage children should be well informed about the child labor laws in their states, as states vary in their regulations with respect to hours of work on school days, nighttime employment, and specifically prohibited occupations and tasks for 14 to 18 year-olds.
When a parent’s business is unincorporated (that is, it’s a sole proprietorship or a partnership), the hiring mom or dad doesn’t have to withhold FICA taxes if the youth is younger than 18. Federal unemployment tax payments also aren’t required for the child if he or she is under age 21.