A minimum wage is the lowest rate of pay that a firm can legally pay its workers. Currently, the federal minimum wage for most workers in the United States is $7.25 per hour, although many cities and states have set their minimum wage above that level.
- Brandon Martin: A High School Student's Taste of Fresh Eggplant and EntrepreneurshipWhile most teens hit the beach each summer, high school senior Brandon Martin is up to his elbows in ochre and watermelon as an employee of Seeds for Learning-Beyond the Farm, a program that helps Philadelphia high schoolers plant their own urban gardens and learn about nutrition and business. Martin, who wants to become a chef, doesn’t plan to come out of the garden anytime soon. Knowledge@Wharton High School talked to Martin when he was a sophomore about his summer experience and more.
- The White House Helps Teens Get JobsOn January 5, President Barack Obama announced the Summer Jobs+ program to help get more teens hired for summer jobs. The Obama administration’s commitment to youth employment will help at least some of the estimated 1.4 million young Americans who are out of work find jobs this summer – and learn valuable skills for a lifetime in the job market.
- The Value of a Summer Job