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Summer Job Market Looks Good For Young People

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Kennewick, Wash. - Young people in Washington state should have an easier time finding a job this summer. A new reports shows employers have more spots to fill.

If you're looking for a summer job, your chances of landing one are the best the state has seen in seven years.

In 2006, the number of people with jobs between ages 14 and 24 grew by six percent. Research experts anticipate the market looks even better this year. But people at WorkSource Columbia Basin recommend seekers should start now.

"Don't wait until the day after school is out expect that they will be able to find the job where they'd like to be. Because although there will be jobs, the first ones in may have a better opportunity of getting that job," said Candice Bluechel, WorkSource Columbia Basin.    

Surveys show prospects for summer jobs are extremely positive for young people.

The most common jobs are food, retail, and lodging.