February 2012

Tis' The Season

"Whether you seek full time or part time employment, spring and summer likely have something to offer you. "

Spring and summer is upon us. With that, comes new employment opportunities. Seasonal opportunities present themselves during the holidays – stores hiring individuals to help deal with the busy hustle and bustle of those Thanksgiving and Christmas shoppers. Yet, spring and summer offer a slightly different version of seasonal help.

This is the time of year that often yields landscaping opportunities, construction opportunities, outdoor opportunities (ie. Summer camps, swimming pools, concert venues etc.), and amusement park opportunities. Essentially, the job market often opens to people of all ages.

It was previously noted in an earlier article, that Home Depot is hiring numerous Spring time employees. Here in Denver, for those young or young at heart, Water world and Elitches will begin hiring soon as well; Water world actually reports the need to hire about 1000 employees for this upcoming season. Skimming newspaper ads, Craigslist, etc. offers a variety of jobs designed to target this upcoming warmer weather.   

Youth Jobs

“youth make a difference in themselves and their community through meaningful service opportunities and educational experience”.

Finding jobs is a challenge, regardless of one’s age. Yet, for young adults, finding jobs can be a different challenge. Often times, young adults acquire jobs at fast food establishments, restaurants, grocery stores, etc. All of these, although starting towards the bottom of the employment chain, can provide valuable work lessons that we can carry with us throughout our lives. They can teach time management, how to earn a paycheck, how to work together with others and how to take direction from those in authority positions. However, if your goal isn’t to eventually create a career in these fields, these jobs can seem as if they can take you nowhere. Why not obtain employment that allows you to earn an essential skill set that you can use later in life?

In Denver, there is a program designed to do just that. Mile High Youth Corps is a program tailored for 18-24 year old individuals. This program is designed for individuals who would like to obtain experience in the field of “green technology”. It provides its members with entry level experience in energy conservation, land conservation, and water conservation. There are many unique qualities to this program from education experiences to community involvement.