Looking for a summer job after school finishes?

The hunt for a summer job begins soon. Once school is out, there will be students giving out resumés, applying online and trying every possible way to find a job. In order to secure summer employment, it might be worthwhile to check out some local Scarborough employment agencies beforehand.

Take a look at the following three summer employment programs offered for students. They not only help find employment but provide assistance throughout the entire job process. With May being right around the corner, it is definitely a good idea to get a head start.

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Tropicana Community Services

Location: 300 Borough Drive

Phone: (416) 296-7154

Website: www.tropicanacommunity.org

Last year, through the Summer Jobs for Youth program 1,020 applicants found jobs.

Carmen Brown Harper, director of trusteed and special projects at Tropicana Community Services says students should submit their applications before the first week of June to ensure a greater chance at a job.

The program is offered to high school students ages 15-18. It offers 16 week job placements. Included is free employment training and post-employment support.

“It is a great place for students to get their first summer job,” Brown said.

The contracts run through July and August.

Previously, there had been jobs offered in the labour market sectors, retail, summer camps and recreational programs.

AYCE

Location: 505 Consumers Road #102

Phone: (416) 491-7000

Website: www.ayce.on.ca

AYCE is a division of Tropicana Community Services that offers summer job services for ages 15-30.

Claudia Mellad, program coordinator for summer jobs service explains what is offered through this program.

“One-on-one help will be provided for resume writing, interview skills and job preparations,” Mellad said.

She says applications are accepted throughout the summer, however near the end of July, jobs tend to be limited.

The contracts run from April 1 to Sept. 30.

Previous jobs have been offered in movie theatres, lifeguarding and camps.

Scarborough Town YMCA Employment Resource Centre

Location: 230 Town Centre Ct.

Phone: (416) 296-9907 ext. 456

Website: www.ymcagta.org

Speaking with Shahriar Bhuyan, summer jobs recruiter at the Scarborough YMCA, he informs that the summer student employment services offered there will most likely guarantee a job if the right steps are taken by students.

The program offers students ages 15-30 full-time summer jobs or part-time for students currently in school. Students must be returning to school to take advantage of this program.

Here are a few steps Bhuyan outlined that students should take in order to have access to the employment facilities:

  • Drop by the centre and register (you need a work permit, SIN card, photo ID).
  • YMCA will send weekly job postings.
  • Students apply directly to the employer of interest.
  • Make sure to register earlier, better chance to get a job.

Bhuyan informs students to keep a look out for the job fairs organized by the YMCA.

“We arrange job fairs every month and employers will be recruiting on the spot,” he said.

Job contracts usually run for 16 weeks maximum.

In previous years, jobs have been offered in fast food restaurants, customer service, parks and recreation and as camp counsellors.