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Fort Lauderdale is known as the yachting capital of the world. Packed beaches, upscale retail, and an ocean-living culture are what makes up this busy south Florida city. Fort Lauderdale doesn’t have the year-round tourism like other parts of the state, but you’ll find there are plenty of summer job opportunities awaiting those who look in the right spots.

Some of our suggestions are below.

1. Papa Pal

Papa is an on-demand service for seniors in need of a little help doing errands, getting around, or just in search of some companionship. Our team gets the luxury of flexible hours and no long-term commitments making it a perfect summer gig. Even greater than that, Papa offers people a chance to impact the lives of the elderly and make a positive difference.

Fort Lauderdale has a huge elderly population on its own and borders a few sleepy beach towns to the north and south. This means that Papa is especially interested in building its Fort Lauderdale team and doing more for the community.  

Apply here

2. Marine Industry

The expression goes, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do”. In Fort Lauderdale, they do boating, so that’s where we suggest you go looking for a summer gig. There are plenty of marinas around the city and associated restaurants, bars, offices, and other related employee opportunities.

This industry is more come and go than your typical 9 to 5, so a seasonal schedule will work just fine. Also remember these types of gigs may not always be posted online. Don’t be afraid to go in-person and find the job for yourself!

3. Summer Camp Counselor

Summer camps are the queen bee of seasonal employers. Kids are out of school and parents are trying to keep them busy. That’s why summer camps are in need of counselors and assistants to create a fun place for kids. 

Fort Lauderdale is a family-oriented city. Families means kids, kids mean summer camps, and summer camps mean JOBS! Check out the online listings or the local recreation centers to see what kind of programs are coming up. What personal interests do you have? Use those ideas to help you figure out which camps you want to apply for. 

4. Start Your Own Side Hustle

Fort Lauderdale is a diverse city with young professionals, established families, and people of all demographics. This type of melting pot can create the perfect environment to let your entrepreneurial sprit fly free!

Do you like to design logos? How about paint personal portraits? Maybe you’re technology-oriented and can help people organize their digital lives? The opportunities are quite literally endless, and the summer is a perfect time to take a shot. It may not be the highest paying job day 1, but if you get some traction you never know where it could end up. Come up with an idea, find your clients, and get to work!

Well, there you have it! Don’t waste your whole summer at the beach or watching Netflix. You know you can do that after your job. It’s time you take advantage of the time off and go make some extra cash. Your future you will appreciate it! 

Learn more about Papa here.

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