Summer Jobs Survey: Job Seekers Consistent With Previous Years

Summertime always leads to an influx of people searching for temporary employment, from students looking for a bit of extra income to professionals looking to work outdoors for a few months in various industries. How many people plan to look for summer jobs this year compared with previous years? And what are the most popular industries for summer employment?

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Summer Jobs

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, 9% of respondents said they’ve already found a temporary job for the summer. 15% said they still plan to look for one. 11% said they’re considering summer employment. And 66% do not plan to look for a summer job this year. Those numbers are very similar to a May 2013 survey, when 8% had found summer jobs, 13% planned to look for them, and 14% were considering it.

Job Types

Of those who could get a summer job this year, 42% said they plan to look for office or clerical work. 40% plan to look for retail jobs. 22% would consider food service jobs. 18% are looking for outdoor jobs, like working in construction, landscaping, lifeguard/recreation or similar fields. And 20% plan to look for other types of jobs like childcare or factory work.

Past Workers

In general, 36% said they have worked many summer jobs in the past. 29% said they have held a summer job at least once. And 35% said they’ve never had a summer job.

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.

Photo Credit: best summer job from Flickr

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 2 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.