Worker shortage could complicate summer hires

Councilman Don Barnwell (forefront) is shown at a Hackleburg Town Council meeting on Monday, May 10. Also shown is (background, from left) councilmen Jerry Williams and Darrin Wiginton [Scott johnson/staff]

By Scott Johnson
Managing Editor

HACKLEBURG - It could be a challenge this year to fill the needed lifeguard positions at Hackleburg’s public swimming pool.
During a meeting on Monday, May 10, Hackleburg town councilors discussed how the current worker shortage nationwide is affecting the economy and could complicate the town’s search for summer life guards.
The town will also need to quickly hire someone to open and treat the pool before it is used by the public.

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