Similar to other industries across the country, the City of Golden Valley has recently found it challenging to hire seasonal and part-time employees. If the trend continues, certain City services may be limited or unavailable in the near future.
Golden Valley Recreation Supervisor John Stutzman says the Parks and Recreation Department only has half the seasonal staff needed to run its full contingent of programs.
“We are preparing to cancel or modify services if we can not find additional staff,” he says. “but we will do our best to keep our primary programs within their advertised parameters.”
The Golden Valley Public Works Department is also bracing for a summer of limited staff, according to Public Work Director Tim Kieffer. For example, the Park Maintenance Division is expecting to reprioritize duties like waste collection, daily park shelter and athletic complex cleaning, mowing, ball diamond dragging, and more.
“We usually hire 11 or 12 seasonal workers each year,” he explains. “Right now we are expecting to operate with about half of that number.”
City jobs offer competitive pay and real, hands-on experience. If you or someone you know needs seasonal work, look no further than the City of Golden Valley.
For more information and to apply, visit the City website.