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KUSA - Teens who want a job will find many opportunities for summer jobs this year. The Governor's Summer Job Hunt will be connecting teens with jobs all summer long.

Teen employment is on the rise for the first time in more than five years.

According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment, nearly 17 percent more teen are working than a year ago.

This summer is already shaping up to be a good one for young people looking for a summer job.

To find a job that's a good fit, teens should think about what they like and what interests them. Are you an outdoor person? Do you like sports? Do you like to shop? Are you a quick study when it comes to computer programs? Governor's Summer Job Hunt counselors can connect you with jobs that are in your area of interest.

Skills that will serve teens well in the future are often learned while working a summer job.

Working well with others, arriving on time, taking pride in your work, those are skills that employers are looking for in any job they are trying to fill.

The average person changes jobs 10 to 15 times in a career. In this summer's job search, you're learning some basic skills that will help you compete and get your dream job in the future.

Go to http://1.usa.gov/T9Nxe5 for more information about the Governor's Summer Job Hunt for Teens.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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