The summer swimming season is upon us, but there are still some summer jobs that need to be filled.
Officials in Delaware are having a hard time filling lifeguard positions at the state’s three oceanfront swimming beaches.
Senior Cpl. Bryan John says officials have 19 openings and nine applicants for lifeguard positions at Cape Henlopen State Park, Delaware Seashore State Park and Fenwick Island State Park.
John says salary is a factor in the lack of applicants. The state pays $10 an hour regardless of experience. Nearby municipalities, however, have salaries that begin at $11 and go up with experience, the News Journal and Associated Press reports.