Teens work hard to get hired

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According to statistics from the Mesa Country Workforce Center, hiring season runs from April to July with lots of opportunities for seasonal employment.

With so much competition for jobs, teen workers are often passed up for more experienced and qualified candidates.

"You have to be as competitive as possible that means you have to have the full package. Make sure that you've taken the time to fill out application properly and have a resume that can highlight maybe some of your skills," tells us Mesa County business services manager, Suzie Miller.

Some of the biggest conflicts that employers typically have with hiring teens have to do with scheduling and availability but this shouldn't discourage them in the job hunt.

For teens that do not have prior work experience, volunteer programs are an excellent way to boost your resume and show employers your work ethic.

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