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LAS VEGAS -- Now that school is out, thousands of high school students will be pounding the pavement looking for jobs. But, in an already exhausted job market, some are wondering how tough it will be.
Classes ended around midday for students at all Clark County schools. For many high school students, summer isn't about rest and relaxation, it's about finding a job. Valley High School juniors Aaron Alexander and Victoria Quizon couldn't wait for the final bell to ring signaling an end to their school year.
"I'm excited, summer couldn't have come any sooner," said Alexander. But, there's no time for sleeping in. Both have to find jobs. "The parent's aren't too willing to give money anymore so you got to make it for yourself," explains Alexander, who knows he is up against a tough economy.
"A job is pretty important right now. It would be beneficial," said Quizon. She says hasn't had any luck in the job hunt so she plans to do some volunteering.
"Actually, next week, I think I'm going to go to UMC because I want to volunteer to get into the medical field. I kind of want to get interested in that and get some hours in for volunteering."
Joanie Mares is a job specialist who works at Valley High School helping students prepare to enter the workforce. She says volunteering is a good option because it always looks good on college and work resumes.
Mares says teens can find work but they have to be willing to be diligent.
"You have to do the work. Go out and fill out the application. Ask, if they're hiring. If they say no, still fill out the application. If they are hiring, then do a follow up letter," Mares said.
It was Mares' advice that got 17-year-old junior Alysha Smith hired at the Golden Nugget Hotel.
"She came to our class and taught us what to put on our resumes, what to put on our applications and what not to put," said Smith.
Mares recommends teens not leave any space blank on a job application. If you don't have work experience, put down your classes, skills and community service or volunteer work, it could land you the job.