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Teen Jobs Could Be More Powerful — and Tricky — Than Ever

employee with ADHD. When she finished the training program, she was hired working two to three nights a week in a pet store.

After her first shift, she came home crying tears of joy, for maybe the third time in her life. “I have the best job ever,” she said.

That was powerful.Employment teaches responsibility and good work habits, improves time management and organizational skills, and helps teens save money. According to the U.S.

Department of Labor, for every year a person works in their teens, their income increases 14 to 16 percent in their 20s.An Employment Policies Institute (EPI) study by economists Dr. Christopher Ruhm and Dr.

Charles Baum qualifies the long-lasting benefits of having part-time work as a teen. The EPI study found

. High school teens with ADHD ADHD at work

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