From Texas Workforce Commission:
As summer approaches, the number of teenagers looking for work increases dramatically. According to a 2012 U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) study, the number of 16- to 19-year-olds employed or searching for work last year skyrocketed between April and July, increasing by almost 2 million workers for a total of more than 7.3 million in July1.
“Summer employment can help Texas high school students learn the value of hard work and responsibility, while experiencing the pride of earning their first paycheck,” said Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) Chairman Andres Alcantar. “TWC is committed to helping Texas’ future workforce acquire the skills that will benefit them throughout their careers.”