State Parks Jobs Being Filled

7/19/11 – Things could soon get a little cleaner at Wisconsin state parks. Almost one-of-every-four full-time park jobs is vacant because of a hiring freeze. But the new state budget allows for at least some new hiring – and parks’ director Dan Schuller says recruiting efforts have begun. About 50 of the parks’ 212 full-time jobs have been vacant. And the number of seasonal workers is around 630. That’s 250 less than four years ago – and it shows. Office hours have been reduced – trails are being mowed less often – and restrooms don’t get cleaned as often as they used to.