Summer job opportunities added to local Red Cross web site

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Summer job opportunities added to local Red Cross web site

Thu, 05/23/2002 - 8:00pm -- tim

In an effort to help people find employment in summer recreation, the American Red Cross of Central Vermont-New Hampshire Valley has added a new service to its web site. Job seekers can access a listing of summer-camp employment opportunities by signing onto the chapter's web site -
http://www.redcross.org/vt/cvtnhv/classifieds.htm.
"Many camps and recreation departments are looking for water safety instructors and lifeguards for the summer months," said Bill Codling, the chapter's director of community education. "When we receive notices of summer recreational jobs, we will post them on our web site, providing a communications connection between lifeguards and water safety instructors
looking for jobs and recreation employers with job openings."
Camps, recreation departments or other organizations needing lifeguards, water safety instructors or other summer recreational workers may leave their job announcements at any of the chapter's three offices - in the John & Mary Russell Building on Strongs Avenue in Rutland, at 52 Pike Drive in Berlin, or at 1248 Maple Street in White River Junction (next to the Hartford Post Office). They may also be sent by email to
cvtnhv@sover.net. There is no charge for the web page listing.
In past years, national shortages of lifeguards forced pools and beaches across the country to drastically cut back hours or close altogether,
marring summer recreational activities.
The Central Vermont-New Hampshire Valley Red Cross chapter is dedicated to keeping families and communities safe in other ways as well. This year, the organization has mobilized relief to the victims of more than 50 local disasters; last year, it trained more than 16,000 people in vital
lifesaving skills; also last year, residents within the chapter's five-county area donated more than 12,000 units of lifesaving blood and
blood products. With offices in Rutland, Berlin and Hartford, the chapter serves 225,000 persons in about 90 communities across central Vermont and
12 communities in New Hampshire.