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Searching for a summer job

April 26, 2012 4:38:04 AM PDT
Summer will be here before you know it, so time is running out to land that summer job.

Summer jobs can serve two purposes, a make little money and are a way to make a few dollars or set yourself up for your career

There are jobs out there. Smoothie chain Jamba Juice has pledged to hire at least 25-hundred employees over the summer, targeting young people, 18 to 24. Company officials say the positions will provide experience in working as a team and interacting with customers.

UPS will be hiring roughly 15-hundred summer youth to do packaging, sorting and loading in UPS hubs.

AT&T plans to hire 600 young workers, half of which will be for internships that could lead to entry level full time jobs.

Even if the summer job is not in your field of study, you can gain other valuable experience.

Three dozen companies have partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor to create 180-thousand summer jobs. You can get information on summer jobs plus beginning in early may at http://www.dol.gov/summerjobs/. The program focuses on low income youth, but any student can use the online jobs bank.

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ONLINE: http://www.dol.gov/summerjobs/

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