This summer might just be the best summer to get a job due to the state the world’s in right now. In the U.S. with ongoing vaccinations and the Centers for Disease Control’s latest update, masks are no longer required for fully-vaccinated individuals. The stimulus checks and the unemployment benefits have created a new environment that has left many businesses without enough employees. Many businesses are so desperate to hire employees that many are offering signing bonuses in the range of hundreds of dollars.
Summer jobs are important because they can offer experience and extra cash. For highschoolers who just graduated and are waiting to get into the fall semester of college, a summer job could offer more fun adventures, learning responsibilities, and funds to help pay for college. Whatever age you are or the situation you’re in, a summer job, especially one where you can make more money than past summers, is definitely the way to go if you have the spare time.
Restaurants are looking for all sorts of employees at the moment. If you want to try out being a hostess, waitress, or dishwasher, then a summer job at a restaurant could be for you. Check local restaurants’ websites as they will likely be advertising the need for people to apply. You can also drive by the restaurants you want to work at and check to see if there’s a sign announcing that they are hiring.
Jobs in manufacturing and construction are also looking for employees. These jobs can be for a shorter or longer term but often require a lot of physical activity. So if you are up for the challenge, then this might be the kind of job for you.
Delivery services are still hiring as well. If you have your own car and would rather make your own schedule, apps like UberEats or DoorDash may be for you. If you love grocery shopping and have your own car, then something like Instacart grocery delivery could be a perfect way to make some extra income.
If you love lifting heavy things and driving, then maybe try a job with a moving company. The summer is one of the peak times for move-ins or move-outs, and the current housing market is very active, so there are likely to be plenty of jobs you can take up for the summer at a moving company.