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4 New England Cities Make Top 13 Places for Summer Jobs!

Looking for a summer job? We found the best cities for summer jobs!

With summer approaching and a labor shortage leaving many employers looking to hire,  WalletHub took an in-depth look at 2023’s Best Places for Summer Jobs!

To help job seekers find the best summer employment opportunities, WalletHub compared more than 180 markets in the U.S. across 21 key metrics.

Best vs. Worst

Orlando has the most part-time job openings per 1,000 people aged 16 to 24 in the labor force, 590.42, which is 28.4 times higher than in New York, the city with the fewest at 20.76.

Scottsdale, Arizona, has the highest median income for part-time workers (adjusted for cost of living), $30,334, which is than 3.4 times higher than in Burlington, Vermont, the city with the lowest at $8,894.

South Burlington, Vermont, has the highest labor-force participation rate of people aged 16 to 24, 86.74 percent, which is 2.2 times higher than in Irvine, California, the city with the lowest at 38.86 percent.

Madison, Wisconsin, has the lowest unemployment rate for people aged 16 to 24, 4.36 percent, which is 6.4 times lower than in Detroit, the city with the highest at 27.73 percent.

Fremont, California, has the lowest share of people aged 16 to 24 living in poverty, 6.56 percent, which is 9.1 times lower than in Burlington, Vermont, the city with the highest at 59.70 percent.

So, what’s the best way to get a good summer job? Here’s what psychologist and professor José F. Rodríguez, Ph.D. told Wallet Hub

“You need to do your research! Find out all that you can about the organization, the nature of the work, the duties, and expectations. You want to walk in with eyes wide open. You will want to cast a wide net, do not put all your eggs in one basket, as the saying goes. Also, do not forget to tap into your social network, talk to friends, colleagues, and parents, and ask them to ask around. Word of mouth and employee referrals are still tried and true ways of finding job and internship opportunities. Make sure that your LinkedIn profile is crisp and clean…Do not oversell yourself; focus on the knowledge, skills, and abilities that truly reflect reality, not some image of what you think the employer is looking for. Make sure that you have a set of questions to ask them when you go for the interview…Do not walk away with the feeling of not knowing exactly what you will be doing…Finally, do not take the first offer you get. You will want to make sure that you look carefully at the job task and duties to make sure that they align with what you want to develop.”


  • At #13...Providence, RI

    Providence, Rhode Island offers the perfect blend of vibrant city life and coastal charm, allowing you to explore historical landmarks, enjoy diverse culinary experiences, and relax on beautiful beaches during your time off. Additionally, Providence’s thriving arts and culture scene, with numerous festivals and events make it an ideal location to gain valuable work experience and create lasting memories.

    best cities for summer jobs

    best cities for summer jobs

  • At #11.... South Burlington, VT

    A summer job in South Burlington, Vermont offers a serene and picturesque setting surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, with opportunities to explore stunning hiking trails, enjoy outdoor activities, and immerse yourself in the peaceful ambiance of Lake Champlain. South Burlington’s close-knit community and welcoming atmosphere create a friendly and supportive work environment, where you can build meaningful connections, discover local traditions, and experience the unique charm of Vermont.

    best cities for summer jobs

    best cities for summer jobs

  • At #7...Portland, ME

    Portland’s thriving arts scene, lively festivals, and proximity to stunning natural landscapes like Casco Bay and Peaks Island make it an ideal destination for adventure enthusiasts and those seeking a vibrant summer job experience.

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  • At #4....Warwick, RI

    A summer job in Warwick, Rhode Island is awesome due to its prime location near beautiful beaches, a bustling city center, and convenient access to a variety of recreational activities.

    best cities for summer jobs

    best cities for summer jobs

  • Coming in at #3 is Juneau, AK, #2 is Scottsdale, AZ and #1....Orlando, FL

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