In fact, some of the most popular jobs remain unfilled, such as 10 lifeguard positions at Raleigh public pools.
Teenagers say they can be pretty selective with where they want to work because there are so many "Help Wanted" signs out there.
"You can get a job like McDonalds or like Burger King or anywhere real quick," summer sales clerk Jessica Barbosa said. "It's easy to get one I guess like if you're a teenager as long as you're 16. You can get one when you're 14 like at Food Lion or something."
A number of businesses are getting pretty competitive when it comes to hiring. Some offer a variety of benefits, and in some cases, limited scholarships to the people they employ.