Ocean City 2011 Summer Job Fair Is March 12

Posted on January 29, 2011

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HERE'S A BREATH-TAKING PHOTO OF THE TRIMPER RIDES' ROLLER COASTER ON BALTIMORE AVENUE IN SOUTH OCEAN CITY. DAVID BAUS PHOTO. No reuse of the photo without express permission from the photographer.

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The 26th annual job fair in Ocean City, Maryland, is scheduled for Saturday, March 12, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the OC Convention Center, 40th St. on the Coastal Highway. The majority of jobs to be filled are seasonal jobs for summer 2011 in restaurants and hotels, as well as retail stores.

The core tourist season in Ocean City is June, July, and August, and coincides roughly with the summer breaks for college and high school students. Some businesses may be eager to hire workers who can start early, in May, or stay late, into September and even early October.

The town of Ocean City has posted the town’s list of seasonal job openings for the 2011 season.  Click here to see the list. The town government hires hundreds of seasonal employees every summer, and the variety of jobs available is extensive. You can also sign up to be informed of future town job postings by email.

Of course private-sector restaurants, hotels and other businesses hire far more seasonal workers. Plan to attend the Ocean City Job Fair on March 12.

The two Ocean City weekly newspapers seem to be running a few more help-wanted ads than I remember at this time in recent years. Check out the classifieds at The Maryland Coast Dispatch, and at Ocean City Today.

I count 13 help-wanted ads on page 13B of the Ocean City Today, and 7 ads on page 31A of the Dispatch. That’s the Jan. 28, 2011 edition for both papers. Most of the help-wanted ads right now are for year-round positions. If you’re looking for year-round work, you could consider living and working at the beach. Year-round cost of living is lower here than in the D.C., Baltimore, and Philadelphia areas, long as you don’t want to rent an apartment or buy a house directly on the water.

The newspaper ads offer a variety of jobs, including a number of supervisory- or management-level jobs. One hotel is looking for a recreation supervisor, another is seeking a food and beverage director, and one is advertising for a housekeeping supervisor. In addition, one big hotel is looking for a full-time, year-round evening security guard, a year-round morning lobby houseman, and a sous chef. Full-time, year-round jobs at Ocean City’s largest hotels usually include benefits.

The newspapers also have a couple of ads for year-round restaurant servers and kitchen staff. Many, many seasonal jobs will be opening up in the Spring and early Summer in Ocean City’s restaurants, hotels, and retail stores.

You can find information on Ocean City Beach Patrol jobs at the OCBP Web site.

For our 2010 post on jobs in Ocean City, click here.

A FULL MOON IS REFLECTED IN THE SURF AT OCEAN CITY, MD. DAVID BAUS PHOTO. No reuse of the photo without express permission of the photographer.

Thanks to David Baus, a professional photographer in Maryland, for the two artistic photos. See more great photos at David Baus Photography. 443-677-7968. davidbaus@bausphotography.com

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