Summer job experience is critical to teaching young adults the meaning of work. It is their initiation into the world of work, and helps them build the foundational skills employers seek. In 2015, PSW Youth Careers provided job readiness skills to 3,600 teens and placed more than 800 youth in jobs in Bellingham, Framingham, Marlborough, Norwood and Waltham. This summer alone, PSW’s Career Specialists will place 160 teens into paid or subsidized jobs with our partner employers in the Metrowest area. Unfortunately, there are never enough summer job opportunities for all the teens who want to work.  Here is a great article that speaks directly to youth employment.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2016/05/24/teensummer/oNxM1p8sdYpgLHdrbBTlgO/story.html