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How Michael Rouse's teen job made him a CEO
Workforce experts agree that almost nothing makes more of an impact on a young person’s lifelong employment prospects than a summer job, with a paycheck, earned during high school years. Needing money back then, Michael J. Rouse, now 49, created a summer job by starting his own business – one that now employs 1,600 people in the summer, serves 4,000 children, and operates in six states.