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Why Work Needs Meaning
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 By Jack E. Kosakowski

Corporate Responsibility

Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and Generation Z, to quit their jobs to pursue higher-paying, higher growth...

The Payoff Behind Time Management
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 By Hannah Henry

Work Readiness

From the start of life, we learn how to prioritize daily events. From waking up to dinner time to bedtime, we become accustomed to routines. Time management, or what some may say “personal management,” follows the same guidelines, only we adjust our day to fit the non-routine elements better. While this soft skill benefits children of all ages in their learning, it has the long-term impact of...

Back to School Survey

 By Ashley Charest

Community Involvement

A new survey of teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research firm ENGINE Insights shows that nearly 2-in-5 (39%) feel that they are behind educationally because of the...

Qualities and Skills that Transfer to Entrepreneurial Success
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 By Hannah Henry

Entrepreneurship

Every parent wants their child to succeed. To find their "niche" where their personality and skills will pay off in the long run. Fortunately, there is a professional space that is full of possibility and innovation for...

Lawrence Area Looking for New Program Assistant

 By Ashley Charest

Work Readiness

Junior Achievement of Kansas is looking to hire a program assistant in...

Lawrence Area Hiring Program Assistant

 By Ashley Charest

Work Readiness

Junior Achievement of Kansas is looking to add onto their staff within the Lawrence area, specifically a program...

Junior Achievement of Kansas Receives $3,857 from Simmons Bank to Support Programs

 By Ashley Charest

Community Involvement

Junior Achievement of Kansas Receives $3,857 from Simmons Bank to Support...

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...

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Getting Your Child Set Up with a Bank Account
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 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...



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