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.

Across the continent in Hyannis, Mass., Denny's Restaurant closed before...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!