SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Springfield is looking for summer workers and has increased its pay rates.
The Parks and Recreation Division is looking for seasonal workers, new this summer they’re paying more. Lifeguard salaries have been increased to $13.50 an hour and head recreation leaders will be paid $12.75 an hour.
Mayor Sarno told 22News, “This is a phenomenon all across the country, the lifeguard shortage that’s going on, and there’s also shortages in many other positions, so please, these are great, great positions.”
Mayor Sarno said he wants to be sure there’s proper staffing for all of Springfield’s pools and waterways this summer.
PBRM Director Sullivan stated, “I am so grateful to our summer recreation staff for making our programs so fun and engaging. I am looking forward to bringing new members of the team on board for the summer and also very excited to announce that we have been able to increase the pay rate for two of our summer positions: Lifeguards ($13.50/hour) and Head Recreation Leaders ($12.75/hour). These positions are still available and I encourage our Springfield residents to submit an application online.”