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Small Business Guide to Hiring Minors

March 16, 2023

There are several reasons small businesses choose to hire minors. A company often employs minors despite their inexperience and sometimes limited availability to reduce labor costs or bolster their team for seasonal crowds. Teens may not have extensive work experience, but they’re ready and willing to earn some extra cash seasonally, flooding the workforce when school is out. During the summer months, the youth labor force of 16- to 24-year-olds has a history of growth. Between April and July of 2022, over 2.5 million youth workers entered the U.S. workforce.

Click this link for help in deciding whether or not hiring minors is the right move for your business and learn the important considerations to make before taking on teen employees.

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