– It’s only a few weeks until the Waukesha pools
open up to swimmers and the Waukesha Parks, Recreation
and Forestry Department is busy prepping the pools and
training the lifeguards who have been hired for the
Each year, the Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry
Department hires about 300 employees for the summer
(they only have 100 employees the rest of the year).
Mona Bauer, customer and administrative services manager
for the city department, said the number of summer hires
has remain consistent for the past few years – and all
but a couple of positions have already been filled.
The number of companies planning to hire summer
employees is continuing to increase after years of
cutting back during the recession. According to the
CareerBuilder's annual Summer Jobs Forecast, nearly
three in 10 employers, or 29 percent, report they intend
to hire summer workers this year. This predicted number
is the same as 2012, but up from an average of 21
percent from 2008 to 2011, according to CareerBuilder.
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