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Job Vacancies' Reaching an All-Time High & What it Means for Teens
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the last business day of March 2021 brought a record high of 8.1 million job openings in the United States. Among those hiring, industries including accommodation and food services, state and local government education, arts, entertainment, and recreation experiences experienced the most significant workers'...

Summer Jobs Survey: 68% of 16- and 17-Year-Olds Plan to Work this Summer – Same Level as Pre-Pandemic

 By Ashley Charest
Financial Literacy

A new survey of teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research firm ENGINE Insights shows that two-thirds of 16- and 17-year-olds (68%) plan to work this summer. Nearly the same percentage of teens in that age group (69%) who planned to work in the summer of 2019, based on a similar survey taken pre-pandemic. The 2021 survey of 1,002 13- to 17-year-olds was conducted by ENGINE Insights...

Getting Your Child Set Up with a Bank Account
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Financial Literacy

This blog discusses how you can set your child up with his or her first bank account, the benefits, and tips for how you can establish smart financial...

Helping Your Child Choose a Career Path
Blog from JA USA

 By Hannah Henry
Work Readiness

"What is your future plan?". This is every high schoolers' (and college students') nightmare. At this point in their life, they know what makes them happy, what subjects in school they do well in, and want to have a successful future. A 17 or 18-year-old high school student is expected to have most of their future planned out despite experiencing adult life firsthand. Typically, this is where the...

Survey Finds 2020 High School Graduates Delayed College Plans, Concerned about Financial Security

 By Ashley Charest
Work Readiness

COVID-19 has significantly impacted how teens are thinking about their financial futures, prompting 25 percent of 2020 high school graduates to delay their college plans in the face of reduced financial support from parents and guardians because of the pandemic, according to a new survey from Junior Achievement (JA) and Citizens. The findings, which indicate broad-based concern among teens...

Virtual Career Fair Hosts Live Day for Adults

 By Ashley Charest
Work Readiness

The Junior Achievement of Kansas Virtual Career Fair, which opened on March 1, will hold a live day on Thursday, March 4, for one of our target audiences: adults in the workplace and soon-to-be college graduates. The Fair will help employers find qualified and interested job seekers while also helping those in the community who want to stay and work in NE Kansas. The 90-day fair will run through...

CR Hall :: Wichita Business Hall of Fame Laureates 2021

 By Ashley Charest
Community Involvement

CR Hall will be inducted into the Wichita Business Hall of Fame as a 2021...

Don Sherman :: Wichita Business Hall of Fame Laureate 2021

 By Ashley Charest
Community Involvement

Don Sherman will be inducted into the Wichita Business Hall of Fame as a 2021...

Gene & Yolanda Camarena :: Wichita Business Hall of Fame Laureate 2021

 By Ashley Charest
Community Involvement

Gene and Yolanda Camarena will be inducted into the Wichita Business Hall of Fame as 2021...

Scott Redler :: Wichita Business Hall of Fame Laureate 2021

 By Ashley Charest
Community Involvement

Scott Redler will be inducted into the Wichita Business Hall of Fame as a 2021...



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