Winter is just ending, but if a summer job is on your agenda, it’s not too soon to start looking. Many job sites have areas catering to students and others looking for part-time or seasonal work.
Jobs with Uncle. Look for a summer job with the federal government via the Usajobs.gov site. Of course, there are offices and an alphabet soup of programs to sift through, such as the Student Temporary Employment Program and Student Career Experience Program. But this page helps sort them out and provides links to each. The site is also for new graduates looking for permanent jobs.
Hourly work specialists. A page at Snagajob.com organizes student jobs—in restaurants, retail, customer service—and links to lists of postings. It’s pretty simple to scan for something that fits your profile. Search by zip code or town name. Look for something local, or in an area you’d like to check out. The Snagajobsite focuses on part-time and hourly jobs.
Disney bound? In addition to its own listings, Summerjobs.com searches among job boards such as Indeed.com and Beyond.com for jobs that may be suited for teenagers or others who are new to the workforce. Strictly summer offerings are at camps and resorts, including Walt Disney World. The site is part of a network that includes Overseasjobs.com and Internjobs.com under the Aboutjobs.com umbrella.
Seasonal economics. Summer employment is clearly seasonal, and the economics of seasonal employment — and unemployment — make for good reading at this page on the AmosWEB site, where “we take economics seriously, but with a touch of whimsy.”
Lawn mowing for the Fed. At the spare home page of Indeed.com, enter “summer” and a zip code, and you’re off and running. The site delivered a selection of jobs and internships, including a summer landscaping internship at, of all places, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Indeed claims one billion job searches a month from all over the world.
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