Consider a tiered minimum wage
In many European countries, they tier the minimum wage to allow businesses to hire workers who are under or near age 21, which gives the young workers experience for the future.
Most of the time, they are students who are living at home and are not trying support themselves.
I never hear this type of minimum wage discussed in the United States. Increase the minimum wage to $9 for those under 21 and $12 for those older.
I know that if I were a business owner I would not want to hire an inexperienced 16-year-old at $12.
– Peter Gingrass, Matthews