Younger Americans – and other job seekers – may turn to the summer to find additional work or that first career. However, this summer may not be any better than last year, according to a report from CareerBuilder.com.
According to the poll of employers, 22 percent said they expected to hire help for the summer, which is the same amount that was seen last year. Of those, 15 percent said they would taken on about the same amount of summer jobs as last year, while 5 percent said they would take on fewer employees.
"On par with last year, finding summer employment is going to be tough for the millions of job seekers who were counting on warmer weather to provide additional employment opportunities," Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources for the job website, said.
Being able to find work in the summer can help some young people who are looking to extend temporary work into a career. According to the survey, 57 percent of employers said they might consider hanging onto summer workers and giving them permanent employment.
However, finding work may be difficult, especially with the unemployment rate near double digits for some time.