Officials find it harder to hire seasonal help
By Leslie Gartrell
As residents flock to pools to escape the brutal heatwave bearing down on the Midwest, some villages and cities struggled to hire enough lifeguards to keep normal operations afloat.
In the months leading up to the summer season, officials from villages and cities across both counties said their parks and recreation departments had difficulties hiring lifeguards. Many began offering higher pay and additional benefits to incentivize people to apply. [More