Pyramis Global Solutions Sponsors First Annual Legislative Breakfast
Pyramis Gloval Advisors sponsored our first annual Legislative Breakfast. The goal of this event is to highlight the work that Junior Achievement does in schools across the state.
The event took place on January 29th with a team of two representatives from Pyramis representing the group.
Speakers included board chair, Chris Youngblood; JA President, Krista Martinez; Student Speaker, Alysann Mora and New Mexico's very own Lieutenant Governor, John Sanchez.
The 2013 Junior Achievement Teens and Summer Jobs Survey reveals a teen population confident in its ability to finder supper work, despite a 24-percent unemployment rate.
The national survey of 14-18 year olds shows that nearly two-thirds (63 percent) plan to get a job this summer, and of those, 92 percent are “very” or “somewhat” confident they will find seasonal work. Yet only 38 percent of teens surveyed said they had a summer job in the past.
When asked how they planned to find summer jobs, teens’ top three methods of finding work were networking through their parents’ connections (47 percent), using online job postings (33 percent), and looking in store windows for “now hiring” signs (32 percent).
Nearly three-quarters (72 percent) of those teens who plan to work this summer said they anticipate earning between $7.25 and $10 per hour. However, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, among employed teenagers paid by the hour, more than one-in-five (21 percent) earned the minimum wage or less in 2012, compared with about 3 percent of workers age 25 and over.
To read more information about the results from this year’s survey, click here.
Welcome to Junior Achievement of New Mexico
Welcome! Junior Achievement of New Mexico, Inc. is the state’s largest economic education organization. Junior Achievement uses hands-on experiences to help young people understand the economics of life. In partnership with business and educators, Junior Achievement brings the real world to students, opening their minds to their potential.
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