Where the Summer Job Market Is Heating Up

The summer job market is upon us, and the good news is that there are likely to be more openings. The most recent annual summer jobs survey by outplacement firm Challenger, Gray & Christmas found that even after a sharp increase in teen employment last summer, more openings are likely this year.

A second survey, by snagajob.com, an hourly employment network, found that 19 percent of the hiring managers who responded plan to hire summer help, up from 9 percent in 2012, and more of them think it will be “easy” for teens to find work.

That’s a good thing, since these days, high school and college students aren’t the only ones looking for summer employment. With so many in the over–60 set out of work for lengthy periods, or looking for supplemental income, the jobs competition between teens and older workers may be heated.