One person’s vacation is another’s job opportunity. Summertime offers a chance to take a break from work or school and enjoy your free time. But for many, the summer months provide the ability to gain work experience in a new field while earning some extra spending money, and jobs in hospitality are some of the most promising.
Hospitality and leisure companies ramp up hiring to meet the demand of summer travelers. Every year since 2010, employment in the hospitality and leisure industry has increased from May to June, and peaked in August, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The only year in the past decade to deviate from this trend was 2009, at the height of the economic recession.
The summer of 2014 looks especially promising, based on national trends.
The BLS reports hospitality and leisure unemployment fell to 8% in April 2014, the lowest since March 2008.