Outlook for teenagers looking into their first jobs
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Clovis North High School is one of the latest Valley schools to graduate hundreds of seniors Tuesday night.
Some of the students will attend college while others will do something else.
Despite the government's weak May jobs report -- openings for teens between 16 and 19 increased by 67-thousand seasonal positions.
That's the biggest May increase since 1999. While that doesn't solve the full-time job problem -- Kathy Bray of Denham Resources in Fresno says teens don't necessarily need to attend a four year school to earn a good living.
"You ask some of the college graduates right now who have a more general degree what they're getting paid," Bray said. "You know it's not a pretty picture right now for them."
Bray runs a hiring agency -- both temporary and permanent. She says machinists and HVAC refrigeration technicians are in high demand.
Bray says students should get degrees in fields you're passionate about.
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