Youth Entering the Workforce Twitter Chat with Department of Labor

Every year, on the first Monday in September, the Department of Labor honors the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. Tomorrow, Secretary Hilda Solis -- "America's Job Counselor" -- will host a live Twitter chat at  2 p.m. EDT, Thursday, August 30.


Register for the Event

This is a great opportunity, especially for high school and college students, to ask questions and receive information on entering the workforce, finding job training programs, and identifying up-and-coming careers.

Join the conversation by using the hashtag #LaborDay2012 or tweet questions in advance to @HildaSolisDOL.

Did You Know?

The youth labor force, 16- to 24-year-olds working or actively looking for work, grows sharply between April and July each year. During these months, large numbers of high school and college students search for or take summer jobs, and many graduates enter the labor market to look for or begin permanent employment. This summer, the youth labor force grew by 2.9 million, or 14.2 percent, to a total of 23.5 million in July.

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