Having an in-person job at a restaurant or grocery story can give teens the chance to be part of a team and help them build communication skills.

Cheerful young girl employees in uniform holding fresh mandarines in grocery shop

Teens looking for summer work may think “side hustles” and social media are the only ways to make money.

“What we hear from a lot of young people is that they'd rather try to start a business than have traditional jobs,” says Ed Grocholski, chief marketing officer of Junior Achievement USA, an organization that helps young people prepare for career success.