With summer around the corner, it’s time to look for work

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Apr. 30, 2014) — With the school year almost over, experts tell FOX59 the time to look for summer jobs is now.

IndyParks is a major summer employer, opening up 15 outdoor pools and one beachfront every year.

“At IndyParks we hire about 350 employees to operate our pools,” said Senior Manager of Aquatics Jennifer Stoneking.

New lifeguards need to take a three-day course in order to become certified and the application process remains open.

About 150 lifeguard and other positions are still available, Stoneking said.  Anyone looking to apply can visit the IndyParks Aquatics website.

On a wider scale, Indiana Department of Workforce Development spokesman Joe Frank said it’s never too early to start looking for summer jobs.

For high school and college students, Frank advised they first look for a career-related internship that could benefit them over the long haul.

Short of that, he said IndianaCareerConnect.com lists about 80,000 Hoosier jobs that are available to individuals of varying skill levels.

“We’re definitely in a lot better situation than we have been in the past few years,” said Frank, referring to the improving economy.

Other job experts recommend simple things like dressing appropriately and keeping a positive attitude when searching for that summer job opportunity.