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Short-term summer jobs around the greater Seattle area

Go outdoors for work this summer
Go outdoors for work this summer
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While the rest of Seattle takes it easy this summer, consider working one of these short-term jobs for some extra cash.  With of the increase in tourists flooding the city in the summer months, there are plenty of ways to reap the rewards without having to commit to another full-time gig.  Here are just a few of the current listings for short, entry-level employment in the coming months.

Temporary election workers
Worksource Renton is hiring over 300 people to work in temporary election jobs in Renton and Tukwila.  These types of jobs could include anything from interviewing people on the street, filling out and filing paperwork, or phone screens asking people if they're registered to vote. 

The application session times are on June 8 and June 18, at the following times: 9 am, 10:30 am, 1 pm, and 2:30 pm. 

Worksource Renton is located at 500 SW 7th Street, Suite 100, Renton WA

Summer recreation workers
The Seattle parks and recreation department is now accepting applications for seasonal and temporary workers.  According to the website, temporary positions are available at approximately 24 community centers, eight indoor swimming pools, two outdoor pools, two small craft centers, and many public beaches and wading pools.

For students seeking community service credit, the City of Seattle also has a program called Youth Engaged in Service, or YES, which places volunteers aged 13-18 in various jobs around the city.  Students can get school credit or receive a small stipend at the end of the summer.

Seasonal painting, lawn care and tree service
Craigslist is currently overflowing with employers looking to hire labor for the summer. Many of these jobs can be done full-time, or on evenings and weekends as it fits your schedule.  Some current openings are:

Painters - Twin City Painters is looking for college students. Potential earnings are $6,000-$9,000
Line Cooks, Greeters and Attendants - the Seattle Tennis Club is hiring to fill all kinds of summer positions at their location in Madison Park.  With their position near the University and just off the 520 bridge, this is a convenient location for job seekers from around King County.
Farmers Market Attendants - Many local farms are looking for attendants to man their booths at local Farmer's markets.  Markets tend to run from May through October, and typically only on Saturdays, so this is a great opportunity for a person looking for some extra pocket money.  You can find many local farmers through the Local Harvest website, as well.

These are just a few of the myriad of summer job opportunities for 2010. There is no reason to stay indoors this summer with any one of these fun, outdoor gigs to check out.  You can make a bit of pocket change, too!  Happy job-hunting!


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