February 12 2016

KPCC – At a jobs fair, teenagers and young adults want to work for more than just pocket money

KPCC

Many of the young job-seekers who spoke to KPCC made it clear:  they’re not looking to work for extra pocket money, but instead to be part of their family’s economic survival. For 18-year-old Antwan Cooper, smartly dressed in a suit and tie, it was about supporting his mother and sister.”They’re both working, but bills can be higher,” he said. “So maybe the bill can be $350 on water. Water gets cut off. I want to be able to make sure the water is always on.”

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