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Teen job outlook grim

High-schoolers at bottom of food chain

Emily Marcy, 17, of Clifton Park, makes a hot fudge sundae at Country Drive-In in Halfmoon on Friday.
Emily Marcy, 17, of Clifton Park, makes a hot fudge sundae at Country Drive-In in Halfmoon on Friday.
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Brad Hjelmar of Glenville got a jump on applying for summer jobs this year.

Several months ago, the 17-year-old started filling out applications. He applied to Hannaford, Price Chopper, Jumpin’ Jack’s, McDonald’s and two Dunkin’ Donuts locations but never heard a word back from any of them.

“I thought I wasn’t going to have a job,” the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake High School senior said.

Teens across the region and the state are facing similar ...

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manjoe
June 13, 2012
7:42 a.m.

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So, let's really make it hard for teenagers to get a job by raising the minimum wage!

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