Aug 25, 2022

FinCap Friday: Teen Work Makes the Dream Work

Did you know that some experts have called Gen Z "the luckiest workers" in America? Here's why: as they are getting ready to join the workforce as teens and young professionals, there are more jobs available and they are seeing higher pay due to increasing demand for workers. But what are the types of jobs and side hustles that Gen Z prefers? Are there any changes in teen job trends for these zoomers? Find out in the first FinCap Friday of the 2022-2023 school year below:

If you're short on time for this activity, try our simplified No Tech version containing embedded questions right in the slide deck or this Edpuzzle!

Check out all of our FinCap Friday episodes here. They're not date-dependent so any of the 165+ in our catalog dating back to August 2018 may work throughout the coming year!

About the Author

Yanely Espinal

Born and raised by Dominican, immigrant parents in Brooklyn, Yanely is a proud product of NYC public schools. She graduated from Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School in 2007 before going on to receive her bachelor's degree at Brown University in 2011. As a Teach For America corps member, Yanely taught third and fourth grade in Canarsie, Brooklyn. She received her master's degree from Relay Graduate School of Education in 2013. She spends her spare time making YouTube videos about personal finance on her channel, MissBeHelpful. Yanely also loves to dance, sew, paint, listen to podcasts, and babysit her 10 nieces and nephews!

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