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No summer jobs for teens.


Immigrants take the summer jobs that used to be filled by students.

Christian Science Monitor

Yet teen employment rates haven’t rebounded from the recession of 2001. Instead, these numbers are at historic lows.

Lafayette Journal & Courier

“Particularly in urban areas, there’s increased competition from immigrants,” McLaughlin said.

The impact is felt when kids graduate and begin looking for jobs. Without the experience, they don’t learn the work ethic or soft skills, like how to interact with co-workers or the public, McLaughlin said.

Still think immigrants only take the jobs American’s don’t want?