Scottsdale is No. 1 in US for best place to get a summer job, report says
May 29, 2021, 5:45 AM | Updated: 10:10 am
PHOENIX – With summer approaching and states continuing to ease COVID-19 restrictions, people can seek summer employment in industries returning to full capacity.
According to a WalletHub report released Wednesday, Scottsdale placed No. 1 out of 182 markets for the best places for summer jobs across the United States.
The report used two key factors — youth job market and social environment/affordability — to rank the 182 markets. Scottsdale was No. 2 for youth job market and No. 9 for social environment/affordability.
Both dimensions were evaluated using 23 metrics, each graded on a 100-point scale, with a score of 100 representing the most favorable conditions for individuals seeking summer work.
Some of the key metrics used to determine the best cities include a spike in summer employment, internship availability, income of part-time workers and commuter friendliness.
Two other Arizona cities, Tempe and Chandler, ranked in the top 20.
Scottsdale was followed by: Bismarck, ND; Cheyenne, WY; Billings, MT; and Salt Lake City, UT.