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Scottsdale slips from No. 1 to No. 2 in the country for summer jobs

May 29, 2019, 4:59 AM
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PHOENIX — Looking for a job this summer? You might want to search in Scottsdale.

The Valley city was ranked No. 2 out of 182 cities in the country by a WalletHub.com study of the best places to get a summer job.

Last year, Scottsdale was ranked No. 1 in the country based on the same study. This year, Orlando, Fla. barely edged out the Valley city by a total score of 68.66 to 68.15.

Scottsdale earned its best marks for highest median income of part-time workers. They were tied for first with Overland Park, Kan. in that category. 

“Out of almost 200 places, that’s something to be proud of and a reason why so many people flock to Scottsdale for summer jobs,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez told KTAR News 92.3 FM.

The study combined 21 metrics into two categories and then determined overall rank based on a point system.

“This data set ranges from income of part time workers to availability of summer jobs to things like rental prices for a one-bedroom,” Gonzalez said.

Scottsdale ranked No. 3 in the category of youth job markets and No. 6 in the category of social environment and affordability.

Chandler, Tempe, Phoenix and Glendale were all ranked in the top 100 among other cities in Arizona.

Mesa, Gilbert, Peoria and Tucson were ranked outside of the top 100.

KTAR News 92.3 FM’s Madison Spence contributed to this report.

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Scottsdale slips from No. 1 to No. 2 in the country for summer jobs