Monday, May 3, 2010

Summer jobs for students harder to find this year

Memo to high school and college students looking for summer jobs: You should have started yesterday.

Adult workers and the economy are squeezing the summer job market, and some summer jobs that previously could be counted on simply aren’t there this year.

Tammy Craig, director of career services at the University of Illinois Springfield, agrees that the summer job market is tighter.

“Absolutely,” she said. “It’s slim pickings right now.”

She said her listings include a job as a summer day camp counselor, jobs at a day camp and pool, and an ice delivery driver. But she said there’s no way to tell if those postings already have been filled.

Craig's comments were featured in a May 3, 2010, edition of The State Journal-Register.

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