What Summer Job? Kids Would Rather Get a Foot in the Door at a Big Company
... "'The summer job is disappearing, and has been over the last 30 years,' said Marc Prosser, co-founder and publisher of FitSmallBusiness.com. An analysis from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showed that as of July 2016, the teen labor force participation rate was 43.2 percent, down nearly 30 percentage points from its peak of 71.8 percent in July 1978.
There are a number of factors contributing to this decline, but most prominent among them is the increasing popularity of internships." ...