When it came time for me to come out of 'housewife' retirement and get a part-time job, I went around putting in my application to all sorts of businesses around town (Norman OK). Even ones that claimed they were hiring (mostly retail) - I never got one single call back from! No, I am not a college student, but I am older and (I believe) more reliable than most college students (in my early 30s). Apparently in this town, though, that is a bad thing.
Pros: Called for jobs often, friendly staff
Cons: Must go downtown to their office to pick up check (no direct deposit)