Huntington Councilwoman Joan Cergol and several representatives of the town reached out to find workers interested in summer jobs Wednesday at a session at Tri-CYA.
Highway, General Services and Parks and Recreation representatives described what their departments do, and outlined job openings and how to apply for them to residents looking for work.
“We’re suitcasing seasonal jobs to help the youth here access work, people who may not have contacts in Town Hall,” Cergol said. “This is the second year we’ve done it; the first was before the pandemic.They’re helpful, with information of what to know, hiring do’s and don’t’s and we have potential hiring staffs here talking about jobs.”
Laura Rivera from the parks department said that there are numerous openings available at the town’s summer camps. I am alking about our camps, Project Play, Bright Star, Dix Hills, Soundview, pretty much explaining what I expect from the counselors. Youngest is 16. how many jobs: depends, PP is about 40, counselors, itchen staff. nstructors, directors. other directors a little bigger.
Among other openings, the town is looking to hire for about 75 lifeguard positions.
Nima Hamzah of the Highway Department said that many of the department openings are for laborerrs. “It’s a good opportunity, if you do not know what you want to do in the future. There’s such a wide scope and variety of jobs you could be doing–working in the shop, etc. You walk away knowing how to change a tire, work the equipment, learn something very beneficial. ”