So you've finally had that talk with your son or daughter. No, not that talk, the conversation about how they are going to need to get a job if they want a car to drive, or to drive your car because you're not paying for their gas anymore. Well parents good news! Minnesota recently had two cities in the top-20, according to, for finding a summer job! 

Minneapolis (11) and St. Paul (17) came in on the survey in the top-20 for summer jobs. You top-5 markets for summer jobs were as follows:

Overall Rank
CityTotal Score‘Youth Job Market’ Rank‘Social Environment & Affordability’ Rank
1Scottsdale, AZ67.3914
2Orlando, FL60.4149
3Columbia, MD59.6887
4Denver, CO59.3778
5Portland, ME59.23610

With summer-job seekers in mind, WalletHub compared the relative strength of more than 180 markets in the U.S. across a bunch of key indicators of employment outlook, affordability and downtime-friendliness. Their data set ranges from median income of part-time workers to availability of summer jobs to rental price for a one-bedroom property.

Now take this with a grain of salt as jobs here in SE Minnesota will vary in pay, but there are summer job opportunities out there. I worked at a golf course in the summer picking the driving range, the chicks digged it!

So your kid is ready for employment? Here are some tips from for helping your son or daughter get that first job.

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