The dreaded Arizona summer heat is upon us, but on the upside, the season also brings hundreds of seasonal jobs. Summer employment is a great way to build your résumé, get some experience under your belt, try out a new vocation or get your foot in the door of a company or field for which you have interest.
Employment Specialists with the Arizona Department of Economic Security (DES) Division of Employment and Rehabilitation Services (DERS) are available to help you find the perfect summer gig. Get started today by checking out hundreds of summer opportunities that are currently listed on Arizona’s jobs database, the Arizona Job Connection website.
Summer openings are available in a variety of fields across the state. Here are just a few of the great opportunities:
The Great Outdoors:
These jobs are great for brave teens who don’t “sweat” the Arizona heat.
Lifeguard –The Town of Gilbert and City of Flagstaff are currently on a mission to add quality lifeguards to their team.
Camp Counselor – Learning Care Group and the City of Maricopa are recruiting counselors to give Arizona kiddos memorable summer breaks.
Swim Instructor – If you’re a skilled swimmer with the ability to teach, a swim instructor gig might be for you. Check out current openings at Freeport McMoRan and Hyatt.
Restaurant and Hospitality:
Arizona restaurants and hotels bring in great business during the summer months. If you enjoying keeping busy and working with people, then a career in this field may be worth checking out this season.
Troon Golf is hiring stewards, servers, and groundskeepers and Omni Hotels, Marriott, and Hilton El Conquistador are recruiting pool attendants. Hilton in Sedona is hiring seasonal bartenders and servers, and the Squaw Peak location in Phoenix is in need of cooks this summer.
Customer Service & Retail:
If you’re a people person, then a stint in a customer service job can help you blend your personality with gainful employment.
Barnes and Noble College Booksellers, Goodwill, Lowe’s are recruiting for seasonal customer service staff and Ferguson Enterprises, Inc., Amazon, and Target are looking for warehouse help this summer.
An internship is a perfect way to get your foot in the door, especially in today’s workforce where many job seekers find themselves in the “no experience” therefore, “no opportunity” paradox.
Hillphoenix, Inc. is recruiting construction management interns, RSM US LLP is looking for tax interns, Raytheon is hiring finance interns, and door and window manufacturer, MI Windows and Doors is looking for students to participate in their summer work program.
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By Jillian Seamans