Updated: 03/21/2014 7:50 PM
Created: 03/21/2014 6:02 PM KSTP.com
By: Tom Durian
It's that time of year where companies are starting the process of hiring for summer jobs.
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS talked with Ramsey County Parks and Recreation who has started the process of looking for seasonal help.
They are using traditional methods to find job seekers, but also social media. The department tweeted out information Friday morning linking people with their open positions.
"We hire about 36 lifeguards every year that come into our program; we have a dozen people that work in our Tamarac nature center that support that on a seasonal basis. 10 or 12 seasonal employees that we bring in to our maintenance staff and our parks" said Director Greg Mack.
Minneapolis Parks and Recreation says they will hire 500 people this upcoming season, ranging from lifeguards to golf course attendants. This is on par with years past for the department.
Achieve Minneapolis is holding their annual 4-day Step-Up workshop next week at the Minneapolis Convention Center. Some 1,800 pre-selected students will meet with more than 400 Twin Cities business professionals.
They will take part in a "mock-interview" where the professionals will show the students everything from the proper way to dress to how to make good eye contact with the interviewer. Students are placed with dozens of companies for paid summer internships.