Luke Wendorf, 14, of Kodiak
Island, Alaska, works on the ice cream buckets at Scoop
DeVille on Tuesday afternoon in Hartford. Wendorf is in town
for a week and is helping at the store.
John Ehlke/Daily News
HARTFORD - After college and high school students return
to school, Washington County businesses who hire them
cope by cutting staff and adjusting schedules.
Scoop DeVille, 65 N. Main St., in Hartford is a popular
place for students to work during the summer.
“We do have a lot of students,” co-owner of Scoop
DeVille Carrie Stelzer said, adding this summer she
hired many college students.
During the summer, college students get more hours than
high schoolers because Stelzer said they need money to
pay for college while high school students want to enjoy
By the time college and high school students go back to
school, she doesn’t need as many employees.
Scoop deVille on Tuesday
afternoon in Hartford.
John Ehlke/Daily News
Scoop DeVille, an
old-fashioned ice cream shop and soda parlor, has an
employee who works during the day and a high school
student comes after school during the school year.
“I think the kids like it,” Stelzer said of the students
who work at the ice cream shop.
She said parents come in and tell her their child has no
complaints about going to work.
“It’s a fun place to be. They get to eat ice cream,”
Stelzer said one of the positive aspects about students
working at Scoop DeVille is the students get to work
with a lot of their peers and can switch hours if they
need to. She said they understand that.
Steve Beck is the grocery manager at Sendik’s Food
Market, 280 N. 18th Ave., West Bend, and he said they
have a lot of high school and college students in just
about every department. He said if they take the time to
hire and train students they want them to stay through
the summer and they encourage them to do that.
Mike Rothschadl is the owner of the Beef Jerky Outlet,
3010 Helsan Drive, in Richfield and he said they have
some employees who attend school locally and can work
past the summer.
Rothschadl said when students go back to school the
challenge is working around their schedules. He said
online classes allow students to work with them.
He said the advantages of hiring students is their
flexibility. He said his sales lead will sit down with
them and come up with a schedule that works for