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Summer jobs picture upbeat for Clark County teens

Burgerville, Vancouver, Clark County Fair among entities seeking summer workers

By Sarah Wolf, Columbian staff writer
Published: April 18, 2024, 6:05am
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Burgerville crew member Ruby Runnels, 19, greets a customer while working the drive-thru at the restaurant&rsquo;s Salmon Creek location Wednesday afternoon. Several industries in Clark County rely heavily on teens for jobs that peak in demand during the summer. A spokeswoman for Burgerville said the fast-food chain expects to hire 150 additional employees at its Clark County stores between now and July 1.
Burgerville crew member Ruby Runnels, 19, greets a customer while working the drive-thru at the restaurant’s Salmon Creek location Wednesday afternoon. Several industries in Clark County rely heavily on teens for jobs that peak in demand during the summer. A spokeswoman for Burgerville said the fast-food chain expects to hire 150 additional employees at its Clark County stores between now and July 1. (Amanda Cowan/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Teen employment in Clark County has been on the decline for years but not anymore — good news for teens wanting to earn some money this summer.

Nationally, employment among high-schoolers hit a 14-year high in March with 38.2 percent of 16- to 19-year-olds either having had a job or looking for one, according to the U.S.

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