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Job opportunities available for young adults, as schools let out for summer

Posted at 9:27 AM, May 31, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-31 18:31:36-04

As schools let out for summer, many employers are looking to hire teens or recent graduates.

There are plenty of job opportunities out there for young adults, like 17-year-old Adrian Alamillo.

“I can’t wait to find a job and put a little money in my pocket,” said Alamillo.

Alamillo, a senior at Richard King High School, is ready to walk the stage this weekend, and he’ll head off to college in just a few months. He wants to save some money, so he’s looking for a job. But like others his age, he feels he doesn’t have enough experience.

“I feel that the types of jobs that I want, that I don’t have the right type of resume for it,” said Alamillo.

But for young job hunters like Alamillo, you just need to know where to look for that opportunity and have the right assets.

Lisa Oliver of the Corpus Christi Parks and Rec Department says the city is looking for “individuals that are energetic, enthused, enjoy working with the public, have a good attitude, initiative, and (are) willing to learn.”

The Department is looking to hire those who want to be a lifeguard, a park operations staff member or a volunteer.

Workforce Solutions of the Coastal Bend also recommends using WorkInTexas.com. It’s a website that can help you find jobs in the area that you’re qualified for, just by plugging in information about your education and experience.

Resources like this are a great resource for those like Alamillo, who are looking to get their foot in the door.

“I know deep down there are a lot of places that would be grateful to have me as an employee,” said Alamillo.

The city is also looking for volunteers for an 8-week-long nutrition program. Volunteers help plate 2,000 meals a day and must be 12 years of age or older.

For more information about job opportunities with the city, click here.