Summer Jobs Boost Career Skills, Not Just Wallets

There's been some recent coverage about the so-called death of the summer job, but should traditional summer gigs for young people like landscaping, waiting tables, office gigs or lifeguarding be written off?

A new survey from Accountemps finds not necessarily.

Fully 98 percent of professionals say these jobs help prepare young people for their post-college careers.

The top three skills workers say they built during their summer jobs:

--Customer-service skills (80 percent).

--Interpersonal/communication skills (78 percent).

--Working effectively in a team setting (74 percent).

"These numbers ultimately translate to any job that helps to prepare younger generations for their careers," according to Accountemps.

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