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Tips for finding young talent

Finding enough young workers to fill open positions can be a challenge. That’s in part because employee turnover is higher among the 16-19 and 20-24 age groups than other age groups. It’s also due to the fact that employers who hire teens often need to fill many positions.

Here are some of the top ways to find teen and young adult employees:

  • A CareerForce specialist can help connect employers to young talent
  • Online job search sites
  • Local high school college and career centers
  • Local college, vocational and technical school career development centers
  • Local community organizations that work with young people, like Scouts, Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCA and YWCA, 4H, sports activity groups and religious education programs
  • Local gathering places for young people like park and rec centers and libraries
  • Referrals from your current employees, especially teen and young adult employees
  • Posts on social media that you ask current teen and young adult employees to share with their networks
  • Geotargeted ads on Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook or other social media
  • Signage or flyers at your location, especially if you’re a venue that young people visit