The economy is on the rebound. But the recovery is not helping the lifeguard shortage that's impacting pools throughout the country. Of course, the shortage is not new. In fact, it's been a growing concern for the last several years, and facilities have dealt with the circumstances in multiple ways.
In Austin, for example, the city offered a $100 incentive for applicants during a drive to hire 750 lifeguards for the 2015 season. Despite unique measures like this, facilities are finding it difficult to entice new and qualified blood.
In a recent edition of All Things Considered, NPR's Leoneda Inge examines the post-recession climate and its effect on hiring. Read More