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Positive outlook for summer jobs

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Terrance Parks is looking forward to the future. School will be out soon, and he just landed a new summer job after looking for 3 months.

“As long as you got a job, you’ll be successful.”

Parks is about to start at a local retail store. He says it’s a perfect fit because he wants to learn how to run a business.

“I’m excited. It got me kinda eager to really want to work there. Because I want to be an entrepreneur myself.”

Anna Willman-Onstott from Michigan Works says that there are a lot of summer jobs available. And some could even last past the summer months.

“There are a lot of employers out there. Especially with our staffing agency’s that are looking for folks to start off temporary and those jobs can turn into permanent positions. Especially if you show a lot of initiative and are a good employee.”

Onstott says that this summer could be even better than last year for employment.

She has some advice for anyone looking for a job.

“There are a lot of jobs out there. We tell people they need to start their job search sooner rather than later because of the competition. They need to be out and about early. Once summer hits it’s getting too late to start searching.”

Michigan Works says that the most popular jobs this summer include hospitality, landscaping and healthcare.

Construction and the service industry are also highly in demand right now.

George Wright is a program supervisor at Michigan Works and says they offer free help to job seekers.

“Don’t wait, come in and start building that resume right away. Utilize the services that are here. Have someone look it over, proof read it.”

Park says he did exactly that, and while finding a job took a lot of time and effort, he is happy to be working.

“You gotta make a resume, a cover letter, a lot of little steps you gotta do, but it’s worth it. For real. Michigan Works is a big help.”

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