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Looking to land a summer job?

By Zaneta Lowe  - bio | email | Twitter

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - If you're looking for a summer job, experts say now's the time to spring into action.

While areas like retail, fast food and sports and leisure will see some pick up, Manpower's Delia Postell says there won't be a lot of summer jobs available, so job seekers of all ages should be prepared for the competition.

"You've got kids coming out of college, you've got youth who are looking strictly for summer work," says Pos tell.

Columbus' Job Training Division is now taking applications for its summer job program.

Organizers say they plan to hire over 600 young people, who stand to make around $2300 in two months.

"They will get good, valuable work experience. It's something to put on their resumes for later in life, but the main thing about this, they get a chance to make some money, help their parents pay some bills," says Job Training Program Specialist James Ship.

Another tip for folks searching for seasonal employment, don't forget about those jobs that may not be listed on paper.

"For example, do you have a neighbor who has school age children, but that parent or both those parents work? Is there an opportunity to mow grass in the neighborhood, so be creative in looking for those job opportunities as well," adds Pos tell.

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