Adults vs. Teens for Summer Jobs

When the large group of lifeguard applicants stands together on the Daytona, Fla., beach, a few of them immediately stand out. In a job pool where the average applicant is 17 years old, 34-year-old Troy Logan, 32-year-old Kevin Kortz and 46-year-old Jon Merwin have pulled on swim trunks in hopes of beating out the teenagers for a few choice positions as $9.37 an hour lifeguards. In a state with the fourth-highest unemployment rate, the lifeguard jobs are some of the few positions available in...Full Story
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