Behind The Help-Wanted Signs

Teen unemployment totals 15.9%, yet many summer jobs go begging

Disneyland has sent "presentation teams" to Los Angeles-area schools to tout the advantages of summer jobs at the giant amusement park. The teams have plenty to offer: wages of $4.25 an hour or more, well above the $3.35 minimum wage; free entry to the park during non-working hours; the right to request or occasionally refuse specific shifts. And any employee who refers another gets to enter a monthly raffle for a free TV set. Even so, as of last week 200 of Disneyland's 2,000 or so summer jobs were still unfilled.

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