The Luckiest Workers in America? Teenagers.

Teens are picking up jobs — and higher wages — as companies scramble to hire. But that trend could have a downside.

By Jeanna Smialek and David McCabe

Roller-coaster operators and lemonade slingers at Kennywood amusement park, a Pittsburgh summer staple, won’t have to buy their own uniforms this year. Those with a high school diploma will also earn $13 as a starting wage — up from $9 last year — and new hires are receiving free season passes for themselves and their families.

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