Spring break is quickly approaching for schools here in Polk County and throughout the Central Florida region, so many people are preparing for vacations and travels. However, if you are currently unemployed, not only are you likely not spending money to take a trip, but rather, you are probably trying to make money to help with financial burdens. While it’s important to use your time to apply and interview for open jobs (like those here at PHR Staffing Solutions), we also understand that looking for a job isn’t a source of income. It can be important to look for alternative ways to make bits of monetary gain here and there to help supplement until you have stable employment again, and Spring Break can be the perfect time to do that!
- Kids are out of school, but that doesn’t mean parents are out of work. Spring Break (as well as other school holidays) are great times to offer babysitting services for parents who need childcare during work hours. Childcare pays well regarding hourly rates, and it can be done from your own home in some cases.
- Many people travel over Spring Break like we mentioned above, and therefore be looking for pet-sitting, and possibly house-sitting, while they’re gone. Getting the mail, walking the dog, feeding the fish, watering plants, etc. are all easy tasks, but they pay well!
- Yard maintenance is another odd job people will hire out for when they are traveling out of town. Many HOAs here in Polk County have strict limitations on yard maintenance, and Spring Break travelers don’t want their grass becoming overgrown and putting them at odds with the president of their own HOA. Hire yourself out to do grass cutting, edging, flower bed weeding, etc. to make some extra cash. The best news is that Spring Break means the temps here in Florida aren’t quite as bad as they are over the summer.
Make Spring Break your temporary “business” this year, and earn some cash while you job hunt. Job hunting with PHR is made easy since we have three convenient locations in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and Lake Wales where you can get more information about current openings and drop off your resume. You can also apply for any of our job openings online (on the “Jobs” page here on our site), which is quick, easy, and can be done anytime, anywhere. If you’re ready to make money, use these tips for Spring Break. If you’re ready to get hired, call PHR Staffing Solutions.