PORTSMOUTH, New Hampshire (NEWS CENTER) -- With unemployment at its lowest levels in nearly six years, there are fewer people available to fill part-time, seasonal positions.
"We hire between 350 and 400, per season," stated Cristine Trayner, marketing and sales manager at Water Country Water Park, one of the largest seasonal employers on New Hampshire's Seacoast. "The department we hire the most for is lifeguards. We need roughly about 200 of them to staff the park fully, and I think right now we have about 100."
With opening day just a couple weeks away, they are scrambling to find enough bodies to fill their openings.
"This isn't a new problem. We go through this every year," said Trayner.
"It is a little bit more difficult this year, I think," she added.