Portland Community College

Summer Job Resources


There are many places where you can look for a good summer job: large corporations with summer hiring programs; parks and recreation departments; local government summer job programs; summer camps; hotels and resorts; tourist attractions; golf, tennis and other sports clubs; local merchants and small businesses; malls; grocery stores; fast food and restaurants; etc. Job seekers with strong technical or office skills may find temporary employment through staffing agencies.

Contact these employers as you would for any job via phone, web or direct. You will probably be asked to complete an application and interview. In some cases, you will need a resume. Remember that most of these employers hire early for the summer season. Most summer job recruiting occurs in March and April!

Summer Job Search Sites

CoolWorks: Jobs at Camps, Cruises, Parks, Resorts, and Ranches. (Nationwide US)
Oregon Employment Department Job Listing (Statewide OR - Use "Advanced Search" and keyword "summer")
Oregon Parks & Recreation (Statewide OR - Seasonal Jobs and Internships)
Oregon Department of Forestry (Statewide OR - Seasonal & Firefighter Positions)
USA Jobs (Federal Jobs - Search for "seasonal" and "Oregon")
Portland Parks and Recreation (Portland OR)
Tualatin Hills Parks and Recreation Jobs (Washington County OR)
YMCA of Columbia-Willamette Jobs (Statewide OR - Camps and Aquatic Centers)
Oregon State Fair Jobs - Summer (Salem OR - Look under "Biz Center")
Oaks Amusement Park Jobs (Portland OR)
Portland Summer Camps (Portland Metro - Good listing of local summer camps)
Trackers Portland (Portland Metro)
Oregon Metro & Zoo Jobs (Portland OR)
Portland General Electric Jobs (Statewide OR - Look under "Summer")
Seafood Jobs (Seasonal Fishing and Processing) in Alaska


Other Useful Sites

Panther Works (Jobs for PCC Students)
Oregon Live Classifieds (Jobs posted through the Oregonian)
Oregon Chambers of Commerce (Directories of companies by city)
Vancouver WA Chamber of Commerce Directory
Employment & Staffing Agencies (PDF)

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