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10 Million Reasons for Work and Career Readiness Education

Recently, and for the first time, the number of job openings in the United States exceeded 10 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover…

Why Work Needs Meaning

JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT: THE MEANING OF WORK Much has been made in recent months about “The Great Resignation,” the tendency of young workers, primarily Millennials and Generation Z, to quit their…

The Payoff Behind Time Management

How to Build a Necessary Life-skill Panic rushes over you. You’re late. The alarm didn’t go off, and now you’re scrambling to start your day. As you nearly drip toothpaste…

Qualities and Skills that Transfer to Entrepreneurial Success

Every parent wants their child to succeed. To find their “niche” where their personality and skills will pay off in the long run. Fortunately, there is a professional space that…

Job Vacancies’ Reaching an All-Time High & What it Means for Teens

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the last business day of March 2021 brought a record high of 8.1 million job openings in the United States. Among those hiring, industries…

Getting Your Child Set Up with a Bank Account

A study by Bankrate in 2019 found the average American adult will stick with his or her bank for slightly over 14 years. Additionally, for millennials (ages 24-39 at the time of…

JA Teens Survey: Financial Impact of Covid-19

Introduction From April 8 to 14, 2020, Wakefield Research conducted a survey on behalf of Junior Achievement USA and Citizens Bank | Citizens One. The survey of 1,000 13- to…

Helping Your Child Choose a Career Path

Future Career Considerations  Don’t wait until the last minute to start these types of discussions with your young adult. Starting their sophomore year, your student should start having a better…

Work in the Time of Covid-19

COVID-19’s Impact on Jobs and the Ways We Work Unlike common illnesses like the flu or colds, COVID-19 is different because people do not have a natural immunity to, nor…

Making Sense: The Impact of COVID-19 on Business and Innovation

COVID-19’s Impact on Business Unlike other viruses, such as the seasonal flu or common cold, the coronavirus, or COVID-19, is considered a “novel,” or new, virus because humans have had…

JA USA in the News

Inflation, Scarcity, and Teachable Moments

There are several contributing factors to the recent and sustained increase in prices. Though there are more academic ways of explaining how inflation works, a simple definition is “too many…

Teen Shoppers Concerned About Shortages of Gift Items This Holiday Season

A new survey of teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research firm ENGINE Insights shows that most teens (55%) are concerned that global supply chain issues will result in…

For Fifth Year in Row, JA and Ernst Young Team Up During National Entrepreneurship Month

For the fifth year in a row, Junior Achievement and Ernst & Young LLP (EY US) will connect entrepreneurs with high school students across the country during November, National Entrepreneurship…

Economic Empowerment for a More Equitable and Just Tomorrow

Why JA? And Why Now? Economic Empowerment for a More Equitable and Just Tomorrow – Junior Achievement is committed to promoting a more equitable and just tomorrow for today’s young…

Junior Achievement and Discover Launch JA Finance Park Virtual® to Help Teens Better Understand Financial Concepts

Today, Junior Achievement USA, with the support of Discover, is announcing the launch of JA Finance Park Virtual®. The program is designed to help Middle and High School students better…

Survey: Impact of “Gamestop” Speculations on Teens’ Perceptions of Stockmarket

RSM US LLP (“RSM”) – the nation’s leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services focused on the middle market – along with Junior Achievement USA, recently released results from…

Pandemic Impacts Teens Who Feel Behind in Education, Need Emotional Support

A survey of teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research firm ENGINE Insights shows that nearly 2-in-5 (39%) feel that they are behind educationally because of the pandemic. Of…

Team of Junior Achievement Teen Entrepreneurs from North Central Ohio, Named “JA Company of the Year”

On Thursday, June 24, the teen entrepreneurs of finlit, a JA Student Company from North Central Ohio, representing Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio, were selected from among 15 JA…

Survey: 68% of 16- and 17-Year-Olds Plan to Work This Summer

A new survey of teens conducted for Junior Achievement by the research firm ENGINE Insights shows that two-thirds of 16- and 17-year-olds (68%) plan to work this summer. Nearly the…

Junior Achievement Announces Winners of National JA Social Innovation Challenge

Teams from Bay Area, Florida Space Coast, and Upstate New York Receive Honors. Innovation Challenge is part of Chick-fil-A’s Commitment to Education Three teams of Junior Achievement students representing the…