Landing your first job as kid is a rite of passage every adult remembers. In America, 16.9 percent of youth 16 to 19 with disabilities and 29.9 percent without disabilities were employed as of August 2014, the Department of Labor reports. But a special group of youth is not waiting until they grow up to build an empire. From baking to tech, BET.com reports on young money makers who are creating their own opportunities.
The Baltimore Gas and Electric Company has agreed to pay $350,000 to 58 Black job candidates as a fine for having lower levels of African-American hires in two trainee job classifications than was expected by the Labor Department.