‘By May I'd made over £1,000’: teen entrepreneurs defy the Covid slump

With babysitting and shop jobs drying up, some young people have opted to go it alone

The pandemic has made life difficult for teenagers who want to earn some cash. Many of the weekend jobs in retail and hospitality they would traditionally have looked for have fallen by the wayside as new coronavirus measures restrict opening hours and customer numbers. Meanwhile, babysitting gigs are less frequent as parents have fewer opportunities to leave the house.

Saturday jobs were already on the wane, with teenagers increasingly prioritising their schoolwork over weekend employment. But those who want to work may face competition from older teenagers and adults for the casual jobs that are out there.

Continue reading… Source: The Guardian: ‘By May I'd made over £1,000’: teen entrepreneurs defy the Covid slump ———