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Greatest increase in job applications is from East Texas teenagers, business owners say

Published: Jun. 17, 2021 at 3:48 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 17, 2021 at 11:19 PM CDT
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TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Employers are noticing something new about the job applications they’ve been getting from potential employees: most of them are from teenagers.

The owner of Bruno’s, Lori Rumbelow said they are seeing an increase in teenagers applying and that the past seven applications are all teenagers.

The Area Manager for Workforce Solutions East Texas, Stephen Lynch, has also seen an increase in teenagers’ applications. Lynch says the increase could be due to a “post-pandemic” era and a demand for labor.

“If you ride through the city you’ll see hiring signs plastered throughout the city, employers really needing people to go to work,” Lynch said.

Lynch mentioned East Texas Workforce Solutions’ goal is to help people during their job hunt. Their website provides more information on services and opportunities when applying for a job.

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