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A summer job can set teens up for a lifetime of success, experts say

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“Much to my delight, the labor market for teens has grown stronger and stronger,” Alicia Sasser Modestino, research director at the Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at Northeastern University, tells Fortune. “It’s all about supply and demand, because we came out of COVID and we were grappling with the ‘take this job and shove it’ economy… Employers rediscovered teenagers as a source of labor because they were desperate.”

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