With the economy in such bad shape today, you may be wondering just how you are going to find a job to make ends meet. Luckily, there are a few options to those who need them and those who are willing to take the time to look around for them. Local temporary jobs are a great opportunity for you to get a feel for a job to see if you would like it, get a job quickly, and possibly get some good experience in several different industries at the same time. Now you may be wondering to yourself, how on earth am I supposed to find these local temporary jobs? The answer to this question is that there is more than one answer. Here are a few of the ways and resources for you to find local temporary jobs in your area. First off, check your local classified ads. Newspapers, especially ones that are 100% classified advertising or job search based, could potentially have a gold mine of local temporary jobs. You should also check the classified section of your big local or city newspaper. There are plenty of people who want to hire for short periods of time and they may be looking for you to fill those positions. Second, go online and check some job search websites. Some of them cater to only your local area, and others are nationwide with the opportunity for you to refine your search criteria so that you only see jobs for your area. There are probably hundreds of these websites out there for you to look at. Just make sure that you are dealing with a reputable site and never pay anything to use these sites. Any job search site that wants you to pay a fee to use them is most likely a scam.