Scrambling to fill summer jobs, WB taking applications from outside city

By Jerry Lynott - [email protected]
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WILKES-BARRE — The city needs help filling its summer help spots.

So far there are more park maintenance and laborer jobs than applicants, said city Administrator Ted Wampole.

“We have about 20 in now,” Wampole said Friday.

The deadline to apply is May 15 and in order to fill the part-time jobs the city is accepting applications from outside Wilkes-Barre, Wampole said.

“Last year we probably initially hired 28 or 29,” Wampole said. The number dropped to approximately 24. “We at least want to be there,” he said.

The jobs pay $8 an hour and applicants must be at least 16 and obtain background clearances from the Pennsylvania State Police, FBI Fingerprints and for child abuse.

“It is manual labor,” Wampole said that involves cutting grass and working with the Department of Public Works.

Speaking at city council’s work session Tuesday night, Wampole said if the spots aren’t filled “it will slow down what we’re able to do in the summertime.”

Applications can be obtained at the Human Resources office on the second floor of City Hall or online at the city’s website.

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By Jerry Lynott

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Wilkes-Barre summer jobs

For information about the summer jobs available with the city of Wilkes-Barre visit https://www.wilkes-barre.city/human-resources/pages/summer-employment-opportunities or contact the Human Resources office at 570 208-4194.

Reach Jerry Lynott at 570-991-6120 or on Twitter @TLJerryLynott.

Reach Jerry Lynott at 570-991-6120 or on Twitter @TLJerryLynott.