Tampa is a fast-growing city and greater metropolitan area filled with beaches, a prosperous downtown, and a plethora of Universities. This creates a massive employment center with opportunities for people of (almost) all ages regardless of experience. 

You may not be “Corporate Executive of the Year” material, but you can most definitely find a part or full-time job that puts some money in your pocket. 

1. Papa Pal

Papa is an on-demand caregiver provider for senior populations across the country. The senior population continues to grow, especially in Florida, so this means that Papa is in continuing need to expand their Papa Pal workforce. The best part about working with Papa is that you get to make a real difference in other people’s lives. It’s great to make some money on your own schedule. It’s even better to truly impact people positively while you do it. 

Tampa is a large, fast-paced city. It’s not easy to navigate, and more than 175 square miles of land. Tampa also happens to be one of the country’s largest hubs for seniors in both total number and growth. The city, and the seniors that live there, can use all the help they can get. So, do yourself (and the elderly) a favor and join the Papa team!

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2. Retail

Did you know that over 10% of all jobs in the United States are in retail sales? That’s good news for you because often you don’t need much, if any, experience to land one of those jobs for yourself. You may be stuck stocking shelves, dealing with customers, or holding down the cashier, but at least you’ll be making some moolah.

Malls are a great place to start your retail job search. In one hour alone you could make 20 or more in-person applications, so don’t be surprised if you walk away with a job in-hand.

3. Fast Casual Dining 

No experience? No problem. Fast casual restaurants are popping up everywhere and they have much more laidback hiring protocol than a typical sit-down/dine-in restaurant. In fast casual restaurants there is much less customer to service interaction, so it’s almost more of a retail position than food service. Most of the jobs are light food prep, cashiers, or management positions.

Tampa is a dense city, so there are fast casual restaurants on every block. If you’re looking for a part-time or even full-time job but don’t have a ton of work experience, we suggest you take a look in this growing industry. 

4. Grocery Stores

There is something cliché about the teenage bagboy stocking shelves at Publix or Whole Foods. And while this vintage imagery may seem like a relic of the past, it is an absolute opportunity for a pre-college youngin’ like yourself to get their first “real job”. 

The pay is solid and there are typically corporate perks like a consistent schedule, benefits, and lunch breaks that help give you an adult-like experience regardless of your age. 

Nowadays there are so many competing grocers that you’re bound to find an opening if you look hard enough.

So, there you have it. Don’t let experience, age, or education hold you back any longer. There are opportunities out there for anyone willing to look hard enough! Click here to learn more about how to become a Papa Pal. 


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