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Cincinnati ranks 10th best American city for finding summer jobs, internships

Posted at 8:11 AM, May 23, 2017

CINCINNATI -- If you’re looking to supplement your finances or gain professional skills through a summer job, the Tri-State might not be a bad place to start your search.

Cincinnati is the 10th best American city for finding a summer job, according to WalletHub.

To help job seekers find the best summer employment opportunities, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 150 largest markets in the U.S. across 21 key metrics. The data set ranges from availability of summer jobs to median income of part-time workers to rental price for a one-bedroom property. 

Cincinnati ranked ninth for availability of summer jobs and 19th for availability of internships. It also earned a ninth-place ranking for rental price of a one-bedroom property.

Other Buckeye cities on the list include Columbus (50th) and Cleveland (53rd).

Check out the full report at the website here.

Jobs provide more than money

With most City of Cincinnati polls opening Monday, lifeguard training was already underway this week. But summer jobs aren't just about money and a suntan, according to Cincinnati Recreation Commission Regional Supervisor Tim Heyl.

"It's very important for our young people to interact with the world at large," Heyl said. "They're getting those communications skills, interpersonal relationships. They're making connections that they can use in the future for future jobs."

Mahmoud Said is a UC student who is in his fifth year as a Cincinnati lifeguard. He just found out he'll be managing a pool this summer.

"It teaches you a lot about people, about relationships with people," he said.

The city also has a "Youth 2 Work" program that employs hundreds of youths each summer. Now, most of those jobs are filled and they've started a waiting list.