6 Summer Jobs That Get You Outdoors

If you prefer to work outside instead of in an office, PeopleReady has you covered with jobs in a variety of industries. Here are six summer jobs that PeopleReady has available right now.

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Take Advantage of Warmer Weather with These Summer Jobs

If you live in a colder climate, you know the feeling of waiting for summer to finally arrive. Many people actively seek out jobs that allow them to work outdoors, where they can take advantage of the warmer temperatures. If you’d rather work outside in the sunshine instead of under fluorescent lighting, PeopleReady has you covered with jobs in today’s busiest industries which all need experienced, dedicated workers like you. Here are six summer jobs that PeopleReady has available right now through our app, JobStack.

General laborer for construction

General labor jobs vary from working on construction sites to moving materials to assisting skilled tradespeople. When businesses need general labor, it’s often on short notice and with a tight deadline. A hard worker who is dependable will have many opportunities to earn a paycheck, especially in the summer when the weather allows many cities to ramp up their construction projects. Current in-demand jobs include:

  • Materials mover
  • Roofing helper
  • Flagger
  • Site maintenance worker

Restaurant or banquet server

Being a server or food service worker during patio season means you’ll have plenty of opportunities to get fresh air and sunlight throughout the day. The same is also true for banquet or catering assistants. This is a great opportunity for job seekers who have excellent attention to detail, good people skills and a friendly attitude.

Cleanup crew member

Every outdoor job site needs a crew that can properly clean up at the end of the day and perform a variety of duties. For example: safely removing material from construction sites, sweeping and mopping, clearing off outdoor spaces like patios or sidewalks, or washing interior windows and walls. This job is important to prep the job site for the next day and clear out any debris that could be a safety risk. Plus, you’ll get to spend your summer doing hands-on work outside.


Whether they’re working on a commercial or residential site, landscapers care for and maintain lawns, gardens and plants. They might work with a landscape architect for more involved projects or assist with lawn sprinkler system installations, depending on the demands of the particular role. No matter what, a landscaper will spend their summer days outside enjoying the warm weather, getting their hands dirty and putting their green thumbs to use.


Now that months of snow and rain are gone, homeowners are ready to give their properties a facelift. You’ll find painters not only painting but also preparing and cleaning the site beforehand so that everyone can work quickly and safely. New construction projects for offices and hotels—which are currently on the rise across the country—also need painters so that these venues look their best for guests.

Event worker

Whether you’re taking tickets at a concert hall or working concessions at the Super Bowl, you have the potential to be part of the action and try a variety of different roles when you work in the events industry. For instance, these roles include concession workers, ticket-takers, ushers and much more. PeopleReady can help you find work at the biggest venues in the industry—from sports stadiums to concert halls to conference centers. See more events jobs here!

Looking for summer jobs?

PeopleReady, a TrueBlue company (NYSE: TBI), specializes in quick and reliable on-demand labor and highly skilled workers. PeopleReady supports a wide range of industries, including construction, manufacturing and logistics, waste and recycling, and hospitality. Leveraging its game-changing JobStack staffing app and presence in more than 600 markets throughout North America, PeopleReady served approximately 83,000 businesses and put approximately 226,000 people to work in 2022.