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Published: Sunday, May 12 2013 5:35 p.m. MDT

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JWB
Kaysville, UT

Summer employment for our youth is so vital to teach principles of work ethics and do it with friends that you know. We don't have as many opportunities for youth since some of the jobs are classified as high hazard and they may become injured or even die. Working on a farm is not as available as they used to be due to labor and high hazard environments. Children don't get the opportunity to sweat enough and smell sweat mixed with hay, dirt, and even the smell of animals.

We have probably protected them from sweat but they still can sweat going to an amusement park waiting in lines and from the fear of some of the rides. How many places can hire hamburger and fry cooks or even the people that wrap them up?

The government has put the curse on fast foods that they are not healthy so fewer people will be going to those places this summer and will take down the number of jobs available. Then the Obamacare will kick in next year and fewer employers will have jobs available as their share of the medical benefits will skyrocket and lower hours to work.

Sego Lilly
Salt Lake City, UT

the coastal area of Maine and New Hampshire hires very few "young people" because they are there just for the summer while and older person stays not only the summer season but the whole year. Saves them money in training someone who will only be there a couple of months. And it's not considered discrimination. There are plenty of people to fill the jobs that are open in Utah but the employers limit themselves by hiring unmarried/college and high school kids who may stay a month or two whereas a person who is married/older is more likely to stay because they are supporting a family.

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