Situational awareness: Chief engineer Doug Field is leaving Tesla, one day after the company announced it'd successfully met production targets on its Model 3. He'd been on leave since May.
Why it matters: Field is one of several top Tesla executives who have left the company in recent months, Axios' Ben Geman notes. The turnover comes at a critical time for the automaker that's seeking to further ramp up production of the Model 3 sedan while preparing to launch new products, including an electric semi-truck.
1 big thing: Our teens aren't working
America's teens are no longer working at the rate of their parents, as the recession-driven collapse in the teen workforce has collided with new priorities for our nation's youth.
"Fewer low-skill, entry-level jobs (such as sales clerks or office assistants) than in decades past."
"More schools ending in late June and restarting before Labor Day."
"More students enrolled in high school or college over the summer."
"More teens doing unpaid community service work as part of their graduation requirements or to burnish their college applications."
"More students taking unpaid internships, which the Bureau of Labor Statistics doesn’t count as being employed."
Where they're working: "Nearly 2.1 million of the estimated 6.2 million teens who were employed last July (33.8%) worked in 'accommodation and food services' ... compared with 1.9 million (22.6%) in July 2000."
Where they're not: "Last July, just over 1.3 million teens worked in the retail sector, compared with more than 2 million in July 2000 – a 35.3% drop. Retail accounted for 21.4% of teen summer jobs in July 2017, down from 24% in July 2000."
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Flowers and hand-written notes and signs are placed at a makeshift memorial outside the Annapolis Capitol Gazette offices for the five employees killed by a gunman last week. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images