For young people, competition for low-wage work intensifies

For young people, competition for low-wage work intensifies

WASHINGTON • Jeanina Jenkins, a 20-year-old high-school graduate from St. Louis, is stuck in a $7.82-an-hour part-time job at McDonald’s that she calls a ”last resort” because nobody would offer her anything better.

Stephen O’Malley, 26, a West Virginia University graduate, wants to put his history degree to use teaching high school. What he’s found instead is a bartender’s job in his home town of Manasquan, N.J.   By KATHERINE PERALTA Bloomberg News

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