It seems to be a problem every year for growers, and this year is no exception. Lower Valley grower Doug Cowin says one solution to the picker shortage this year may be hiring teens that are looking for summer jobs. Summer jobs for teens are in short supply again this year. Every orchard checked still needs workers. The problem is, not every teen wants to do the hard work. If you have a teen looking for work, he or she is almost guaranteed a job if they apply at almost any orchard in the valley.