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A large number of teenage workers in the U.S. engage in summer jobs for reasons such as personal development, gaining work experience, developing work skills, and generating funds for furthering their education and for spending money. Estimates show approximately 2.3 million teenagers engage in summer jobs annually. This total would be significantly higher if the thousands of teenagers engaged in agricultural work were also counted. However, they are not included in the statistics because they are exempt from OSHA work requirements.
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Issued in furtherance of Cooperative Extension work, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Virginia State University, and the U.S. Department of Agriculture cooperating. Edwin J. Jones, Director, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg; M. Ray McKinnie, Administrator, 1890 Extension Program, Virginia State University, Petersburg.
August 13, 2014