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Searching for the perfect place to apply, picking up applications,  and setting up the interview. Welcome to summer employment.

KETK spoke with Tom Mullins from the Tyler Economic Council, who said, "There are a lot of students available. Students that are willing to work part time hours and want to get experience:" So now is the time to begin submitting resumes, because Tyler businesses are looking to hire. Mullins said, "It's going to be typically retail and service because that's where the largest number of jobs are".  

This is a trend that occurs a few times a year. Mullins shared, "It's just like the seasonal jobs around back to school, or Christmas and holidays". Fortunately, Texas still has one of the fastest growing economies in 2014. Mullins said, "These students are talented, they've got some great skills already that they've acquired in school, and they want to learn more. They're very high energy and are a great asset for companies". Students just like Joel Sage, who was recently hired for his first summer job at age 17. Sage said, "Really it's to start my working career. I'll have to start somewhere and i might as well start here". His goal was to apply to various businesses right before everyone finishes finals.

Mullins recommends using free time during the summer to build experiences through internships and other jobs. So start sprucing up those resumes, there's no time like the present.

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