In an economic recession, it can be difficult to find employment, especially for teens and young adults who face the highest rates of unemployment for their age group since the Great Depression.
Luckily, there is a great online community resource available to help improve this situation. Not only does it share information about local jobs and volunteer opportunities, but it also connects neighbors to each other.
HelpAroundTown.com allows users to create free profiles. Employers can post job opportunities that they need help with and employees can search for local jobs near where they live.
This online community allows employees to build credibility as they can be rated for their performance as well as receive recommendations from others. There is also a bulletin board where advertisements for various things can be posted (a free service for nonprofits!)