Experts predict teenagers looking for a summer job may have a hard time getting one, but that's not necessarily the case in some Eastern Carolina locations.
A report from the Center for Labor Market studies at Boston University says a sluggish job market and lack of federal summer work money will lower the expectations on summer employment
But here the east, some businesses are looking to hire teens.
At MacDaddy's in Cape Carteret in Carteret County, they want to add 12 people to their staff. At Emerald Grill, there is a help wanted sign for three vacant positions.
Many we spoke to say this is the time of year they look to hire teens because they are looking for seasonal workers and teens are usually looking for seasonal opportunities.
Business owners say teens looking for work just need to get out and fill out applications.