Park Concessionaires Growing Desperate for Workers
Growing up in New Jersey, I had little connection with national parks, and no idea at all that summer vacations during college could have been spent working in places like Yosemite, Yellowstone, Glacier or some other idyllic national park location.
Today's youth also either don't know, or could care less, as some parks are so strapped for help that executives at some of the concession companies are being forced to scrub toilets and bag groceries.
In a Los Angeles Times story, the problem is associated by concessionaires primarily to federal immigration programs that have drastically slowed the arrival of foreign-born help. Others, though, say the pay and benefits don't measure up with young Americans' desires.