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Old 07-18-2011, 01:43 AM
 
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I was thinking about moving back to Florida but I don't know. I'm still in high school. I was suppose to move back earlier this summer near Port St. Lucie but I decided not to out of fear of not finding a job. Which I KNOW I wasn't going to get. The unemployment rate is worse over there than most areas of Florida. I didn't want to waste my time. But I've been thinking about it again lately and I need to be in Florida to graduate. I can't explain why. There are too many details. But I definitely need to be over there rather than here. I just want to know what is the job market like for teens in the Fort Lauderdale area? I have no experience working. Is that going to effect my chances? Need insight, thanks!
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Old 07-18-2011, 11:53 PM
 
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So nobody knows what the job market is like for teens in the Fort Lauderdale area? Maybe I should have re-phrased it. How HARD is it to get a job for a teenager?
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:00 AM
 
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Look, with your lack of experience in the job market all you can really do is get a job in retail or fast food. Maybe even a grocery store. It's a good way to get your foot in the door. Go to the mall and see if anyone is hiring. Most of us can't tell you how the market is for teens because we are not teenagers anymore. But either way, GL!!
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Old 07-19-2011, 09:38 PM
 
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Look, with your lack of experience in the job market all you can really do is get a job in retail or fast food. Maybe even a grocery store. It's a good way to get your foot in the door. Go to the mall and see if anyone is hiring. Most of us can't tell you how the market is for teens because we are not teenagers anymore. But either way, GL!!
Well that is what I meant. I was only talking about fast food and retail. I was wondering if it's going to be hard to get a job over there. Thanks for responding. I hope more people can fill me in.
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Old 07-20-2011, 01:24 PM
 
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Really don't know if that sort of market is the same as career markets. I'm pretty sure there are jobs. I think the turnover is greater in retail.
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Old 07-23-2011, 07:29 PM
 
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Really don't know if that sort of market is the same as career markets. I'm pretty sure there are jobs. I think the turnover is greater in retail.
I think you will find it more difficult than if this were a couple of years ago. When I was unemployed I filled out hundreds of applications to all kinds of retail and typical jobs teens and young adults work at to no avail. Its been a while though, maybe its different now im not sure. If you can think of any possible connections you have I'd definitely use them. Ive gotten more responses/interviews from Craigslist job ads than being a walk-in or randomly filling out online applications.
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