Summer Employment Survey: Walmart Top Choice for Summer Jobs

It’s the time of year when many people around the country are looking for summer jobs. Whether it’s kids who are out of school, teachers, or just people who enjoy working outside in the warm months, summer is a great opportunity for people to make some extra money. So how many plan to look for summer employment this year? And what are the top companies people turn to when looking for summer jobs?

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Job Seekers

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 25% of respondents said they are likely to look for summer employment this year, if they haven’t done so already. Of those who plan to look for summer jobs, 43% said they are likely to look for office or clerical type jobs. 38% plan to look for retail jobs. 30% are likely to look for food service jobs. 22% are likely to work outside jobs like lifeguarding, landscaping or construction. And 22% plan to look for other types of jobs such as childcare or work-from-home jobs.

Summer Employment

Overall, 37% of respondents said they’ve worked summer jobs many times in past years. 25% said they’ve worked summer jobs at least one year before. And 38% never have. Those who have held summer jobs in the past were 3% more likely to be interested in summer employment this year. Respondents who currently make over $75,000 annually were also 6% more likely to have held summer jobs at some point in the past.

Job Postings

Just as there are plenty of people looking for extra work over the summer months, there are also plenty of companies that are looking to hire extra help. For those looking for employment this summer, Walmart was the most popular company where people plan to look for work. McDonald’s , Target, Starbucks, Publix and Burger King were also also high on people’s lists.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

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What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on June 23 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.