Another advantage of seasonal jobs: they aren't as alluring to adults who already have experience in the work force.
"Most employees are looking for something closer to full-time, certainly year-round to be able to support their families," says Lisa McCartney,an Assistant Manager for Ripley's Believe It or Not. "So, often there might not be quite as much competition for some of these seasonal positions among the general work force as there may be among teens and college students."
There are five Ripley's attractions in the Myrtle BEach area, and each one is hiring seasonal positions. The site to apply can be accessed here:
So if your teens are trying to find employment once that bell rings on the last day of class, here are some more suggestions:
"I think it can be a lot easier for teens to find a job here as opposed to other areas," McCartney says. "Just because there are so many seasonal positions, because the nature of the business here. And also because we have a lot of entry-level positions where teens who may not have other experience, if they're motivated and willing to learn, they can gain a lot of great experience and they can really be an asset to the companies here."