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The job market is tough out there — especially for young adults in developing countries.
Almost 43% of the global teen labor force is still either unemployed or working at such low wages that they are still living in poverty, according to the International Labour Organization.
We’re so proud of our teens’ accomplishments! But don’t take our word for it. Listen to our grads.
Cecilia Ipiña (19) from Guadalajara, Mexico, is grateful for the Into Employment program, which taught her the job-searching skills she needed to land a position at a water-purification facility.
Darlin Evangelina Pirir Valenzuela (19) says her job as a human resources assistant at Serh, a recruiting staff company in Guatemala, has allowed her to support her siblings’ schooling.
Jomarie Bonaobra (18) is a building wire technician in the Philippines, earning $240 per month. He sends some of his earnings to his parents in addition to saving up for college.