Now's the time for AZ teens to look for summer jobs

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Teens are going through training at Sunsplash (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Teens are going through training at Sunsplash (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
Now's the time for teens to looking for those summer jobs (Source: KPHO/KTVK) Now's the time for teens to looking for those summer jobs (Source: KPHO/KTVK)
MARICOPA COUNTY, AZ (AP) -

'Tis the season for teens to hit the work force.

"It's gonna keep me busy," said 17-year-old Francisco Ramirez, who just got his first job.

According to the U.S Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of teens looking for work rises sharply between April and July each year.

"It just takes time to search for one," said Ramirez.

At Golfland and Sunsplash, they are looking to fill 250 spots but are having trouble finding teens to fill those spots.

"We’ve had to seek out applicants a lot more this year than in the past, putting ads on Facebook and Instagram," said Tony Jones Marketing, Director at Golfland and Sunsplash.

They are in a rush to fill their lifeguard positions with Sunsplash opening in about a month. Once a teen is hired, they go through 30 hours of classes for certification.

"We usually work them about 25-30 hours. A lot want a social life outside of work,” said Jones.

At TopGolf, it’s not just about hiring teens for the summer but about giving them a career path.

"We really pride ourselves on the work ethic and culture that we create and taking that to any job that may go on after this," said Taren Weadock, Marketing Manager for TopGolf.

They also want the teens to have fun and have a full range of positions from food and beverage to concierge to facility team member.

"Our core values: caring, fun, one team, education and edgy spirit. Our hiring process helps us truly find that in an individual," said Weadock.

And employers say apply now most summer positions are filled by the first of May.

You can apply at Golfland and Sunsplash by clicking here or at TopGolf by clicking here.

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