Only one in five Texas teens has a job, and the number is even worse for some minority groups, but some students are working to improve those numbers.
The Future Business Leaders of America organization at Deaney High School organized a job fair for students to meet with employers who might have an interest in teens.
More than a dozen businesses responded.
Besides the potential for jobs, most employers took the opportunity to mentor and guide the teens through their first steps in the business world.
"In my business, if you don't make production goals, you don't make it. That's how the world operates. Nobody's gonna' motivate you to get up in the morning, do your homework. I'm looking for self-starters," State Farm Insurance agent Erwin McGowen said.
While it's hard to say how many jobs will come out of the event, student leaders say even one will be worth the effort.
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