For the first time since the 1990’s, working 16-19 year olds have increased to 30.7%. This turnaround relates to America’s economic growth, the fastest rate since 2008. In fact, teens are in high demand and employers are willing to fill whatever gaps in their education and training that might exist. As well, legislators are looking at ways to ease rules so that employers can hire more teens. A recent U.S. House bill would amend regulations that prevent commercial truck drivers under the age of 21 from crossing state lines, and to decrease age required to operate heavy machinery from 18 to 17. It’s a good time for teens in the marketplace!